The past few months have been a time of great flux in India. Although child marriage declined from Almost 30 percent of child marriages are accounted for by four states in this region Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal. Evidently, legal restrictions on the minimum age at marriage have not effectively prevented young people from entering matrimony in this region.
Floods in Bihar
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Jump to navigation. As incessant monsoon rains wreak havoc across parts of India, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have been reeling under floods since the past few days, with the death toll mounting to in the country. The extended southwest monsoon over the Indian subcontinent has not only caused devastation in several places in the country, but has also broken some old records and set new ones. The highest number of deaths -- were reported from Uttar Pradesh, while 29 people lost their lives in Bihar since last week. India receives highest ever rainfall recorded in last 25 years, Mumbai breaks year record. India recorded its highest rainfall this Monsoon since , the India Meteorological Department IMD said classifying it 'above normal' as the season officially ended on Monday. However, rain bearing winds still remain active over several parts of the country.
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Flooding and landslides caused by the overflowing of Brahmaputra River which flows from the Himalayas bursting its riverbanks have affected 4. Tens of thousands have been displaced with 83, people seek temporary shelters at camps set up by the Government of India while many others are living in makeshift shelters. A total of 1,, people has been affected and 1,, people are displaced by flood water in 55 blocks in nine districts - Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Kishanganj, Supaul, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur. Impact and scale of flooding are likely to increase over the following days reported by the Indian Meteorological Department IMD.
After drought-like situation till last week, Bihar now fears floods as the water levels of several rivers have been rising following heavy rains in the past six days. According to a state disaster department official here on Saturday, the rising water levels of Koshi, Gandak, Budhi Gandak, Ganga and Bagmati rivers are causing panic among the people living near the banks. Hundreds of people have reportedly fled or are fleeing their homes in Supaul, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, West Champaran, Araria and Kishanganj districts. The Water Resources Department had issued a high alert in vulnerable districts, particularly bordering Nepal, said an official.