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Act before disaster strikes

A breach in the embankment of river Kosi has created havoc across half of Bihar, causing not only immediate misery, but also leaving a serious impact on the long-term livelihood of millions of already poor people. Established between 1954 and 1959, the Kosi river embankments were meant to protect the people of Bihar from regular flooding threats, but have under-performed consistently with the reality being far from model predictions made at the time.

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