The world well-known Buddhist stupa at Kesariya in east Champaran district, about 120 km from Bihar’s capital Patna, is closely waterlogged. Heavy rainfall within the catchment areas of the Gandak in Nepal over a 24-hour interval has resulted in recent flood menace within the decrease reaches of the river in north Bihar districts.
Reports from Motihari stated scores of villages are stated to be reeling beneath the impact of floods.
The stupa, among the many nationally protected monuments in Bihar and thought to be the most important on this planet, is an enormous draw with vacationers. It is feared that the monument could undergo harm. The vacationer influx too has been hit due to water across the construction.
Pictures present that the complete construction is surrounded by water and has become a veritable swimming pool. It was the identical state of affairs final 12 months.
“Last year also, there was waterlogging around it. The government of India was informed about the same… This year too a letter has been sent to the centre; the pooling of flood water is a big concern,” stated Kapil Ashok, District Magistrate, Motihari
The constructing was found in 1998 via excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India.
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