1987 Bihar flood
|Fatalities||1,399 human and 5302 animals|
|Damages||67,881.00 (crop) and 680.86 (public property) Lakh INR|
The 1987 Bihar flood, caused by dramatic annual flooding of the Koshi River (nicknamed "the sorrow of Bihar"), was one of the worst floods in Bihar, India, in a decade. 1399 people and 5302 animals lost their lives and nearly 29 million people were affected in 30 districts, 382 blocks, 6,112 panchayat, and 24,518 villages. Government figures list damage to crops at an estimated 68 billion Indian rupees and damage to public property at 68 million rupees.
References and footnotes
please find the link. The previous link is dead. The new link is here. http://www.igovernment.in/site/Bihars-flood-of-fury-End-of-Kosi-civilisation/
- Om Prakash Yadav (29 August 2008). "Bihar's flood of furry: End of Kosi civilisation?". iGovernment. Retrieved 12 December 2008.[dead link]
- "History of Floods and Damages". Flood Management Information System. Government of Bihar, Disaster Management Department. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
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