Provide Bihar with One State-wide Helpline Number for Flood Relief

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2016- Heavy floods in Bihar, more than 28 lakh people affected!
2017- Bihar's worst flood after 2008, 514 deaths!
2018- Increased threat of floods in Bihar, fishes found floating in the ICU of Patna NMCH!
2019- 134 people died and more than 88.46 lakh people affected by the floods!

These news headlines are a witness of Bihar's wounds. Flood is a deep injury that causes pain in Bihar every year or two. I am from a small village in Bihar and I want this injury in Bihar to heal.

9,500 people have died due to floods in Bihar since 1979. Bihar is India's most flood-prone State but in spite of such a pronounced danger, preparations for floods remain inadequate every time.

During the flood, a helpline number is a ray of hope for people in distress, it is very important in relief and rescue operations. But the sad thing is that these numbers sometimes work and many times they don’t.

Like previous years, this time as well too many people working for flood relief complained that the flood helpline numbers do not work properly.

Just imagine that you are hit by a sudden flood, your house is sinking and the water is up to your knees! You call the flood helpline number that spells the last hope for you and lakhs of other people in Bihar but the number does not work or goes unanswered? What will happen to you?

This is why I have started this petition addressing it to the Bihar Government and the Honourable Chief Minister. Sign and share my petition to ask for one easy and dedicated Flood Relief Helpline Number for Bihar.

The present situation is that there are different helpline numbers issued for different districts. If there is only one helpline number for floods in the whole of Bihar, it will have many advantages:

1. The government will not have to work hard to spread many different helpline numbers after the floods occur.

2. One helpline will be easy to regulate and it will also accelerate the relief work.

3. One number will be easy for people including children and the elderly to remember and use.

I do not know if the flood can be avoided or not, but I know that if crores of people in Bihar get the advantage of this helpline, their life can be saved. Sign my petition asking the Government to provide Bihar with One State-wide Helpline Number for Flood Relief.

For years Bihar has been hit by floods, the government can heal the injury through this helpline. Share my petition so that the injury to Bihar can be healed.