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Nitin Chandra, the budding film director from Bihar, after successfully making 'Bring Back Bihar', a documentary depicting on the plight of Biharis in Mumbai, in his next project deals with the recurring flood situation in Bihar and how the central and state governments have failed to recognize the actual reason for this annual nightmare.

A former student of Don Bosco, Patna, with a Bachelor in Information Technology from Delhi and Masters in Communication Studies from University of Pune with specialization in film-making, Chandra says that his new project is funded by the Centre for World Solidarity (CWS). It is a film that is based on illogical and technically non-feasible methods of controlling floods in Bihar.

{gallery}newsimages/nitinchandra{/gallery}Chandra says that the devastation which Bihar faces due to floods is caused by 'brainless engineering and spineless bureaucracy'.

"The whole idea of controlling the nature by humans has backlashed in Bihar. Over the past 50 years, the damage of agrarian land because of flood has increased by 80%. Even though the government has spent millions of rupees, the government is unable to understand that in no way we can control the flood by tying a noose around rivers," the young film-maker says.

Chandra contends that the cause of the flood situation in Bihar is because of ever-growing population and the lack of education.

"Shaukat Khan, a villager in Supaul Basantpur Block, I met, had 15 kids. According to him, in his village the average number of children people have is 10. Harihar, a farmer with seven children, is also woefully unaware of the results of having too many kids. After the last year's flood in the Kosi region, a large area of Supaul and Madhepura district is covered with a white sheen of sand that is 3 to 6 feet deep," says Chandra.

"The plight reminds me of Phanishwar Nath Renu's lines from his book Parti Parikatha:

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Even after 50 years of writing his book, we are still there," he said.

The film deals with all the techniques applied under the heading of "Flood Control Mechanism".

"We have interviewed hundreds of men and women living in wretched conditions in flood-affected villages and farmers who lost their lands, government officials and social activists. We are recording all the speeches given by big political leaders in Kosi region to appease people. In the film, we have interviewed a 90-year old man from Supaul (Bairiya Manch) who says that Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru, in the wake of development built the embankments but never came back to see the plight of the people," Chandra said.

The film-maker further says that the plugging-in of the breach in Kusaha is yet to be done.

"The Kosi '08 was not a natural flood, it was mass genocide about which no one wants to know or talk about. Thousands of people died, hundreds are still missing. One Mumbai attack has all the media and public attention but each year Bihar faces a catastrophe in the form of flood but no one wants to talk about it. Electronic media is too busy talking about Kasab eating biryani, or his demand of perfume; they want to talk about Matuknath's election campaign but there has been no follow-up on the plight of the people who are leaving the flood-affected areas only to be disgraced and ill-treated in places like Punjab, Kashmir, and Mumbai," Chandra says.