Villagers Within Kosi Embankments Suffer ‘Kalapani of Development’

Mohd. Imran Khan

Neglected and deprived of their rights for decades, lakhs of people living within Kosi River’s embankments in Bihar’s Supaul district face the fury of floods annually. According to a latest report, they are the victims of injustice caused by policy choices. As per People’s Commission on Kosi Basin report, released in Patna on Friday, the embankment are spread on 120,000 hectares, and 9.88 lakh people in 380 villages live on the Indian side (as per the 2011 census) while 1.5 lakh people live in 34 villages in Nepal.


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