Friday, September 12, 2008


Todays Times of India reports that the Saharsa District Magistrate Narmedeswar Lal through his letter no.171-1 dated March 15, 2008, to the principal secretary, disaster management, had warned that with heavy rains in the Kosi catchment area there would be threats to the embankment and a breach in the upper reaches would result in massive devastation.

The Bihar government also says that they warned the centre and the Indian government said they warned the Nepal government.

But all these warnings are in the form of letters written and meant to be buried in the dusty files of the secretariat.

My question is why were the people not warned?

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