The Bihar government has sent an SOS to the Centre to immediately talk to Nepal to allow digging of an 11.6-km pilot channel of the Kosi River downstream from the Birpur Barrage on the other side of the border. As the Kosi is flowing dangerously close to the eastern bank on the Indian side, the Bihar government is working on this channel as part of its flood-control measures to divert the river current to mid-stream ahead of the monsoon. Read More