The monsoon is still to spread its wings in the Northern part of the country and yet Patna finds itself in knee-deep water.
Bihar is India’s most flood-prone area, mostly due to its geographical location and also due to the ugly amount of corruption that goes on in the state. Last year, its capital Patna faced one of the worst floods in its history.
The state government faced embarrassment from all over the world and vowed to rectify the issue and not let it happen again. Large sums of money were spent on the preparation for the 2020 monsoon and yet here we are. The first rain of 2020 has exposed the state governments “planning”.
This is what happens when corruption meets incompetence. It looks like not a single paisa was spent on the preparation and every rupee went to each politician’s pockets. It happens every year and the public seems to have accepted this as normal. Largely because they don’t have anything else to compare the current government against. Bihar’s governance has been corrupt and incompetent throughout history. In recent memory, nothing good has been done by the government.
People assume it’s just how governments across the globe function and so there is no retrospect of the government’s working. Flood, when combined with Coronavirus, could be even deadlier than it is now and the state public should just be ready for it since the state government has given up on them and the central government has other sets of priorities altogether.