Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Many peoples in three south-western districts of Odisha have been affected by flash floods as rivers submerged vast areas following heavy rains, state Revenue and Disaster Management minister S N Patro said .
In 151 villages of the affected blocks, relief camps have been set up and food served to the affected people through community kitchen, Patro told reporters after a visit to the flood-hit districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Koraput.
Patra, who was accompanied by Information Technology Minister Ramesh Majhi and Labour minister Puspendra Singhdeo , said he had asked the district administration to assess the damage as quick as possible he said.
The affected people would be compensated as per the provisions of the state relief code, he assured.
Patra said while 40,000 people of 71 villages in 17 gram panchayats of six blocks were affected in Kalahandi distrct, about 29,000 people of 60 villages in 22 of five blocks were hit in Nabarangapur district.
Similarly, around 15,000 people in 20 villages of Kotapada block in Koraput district were affected.
As many as 12 relief camps were set up in Kalahandi district and 2298 people were provided food through community kitchen in Kalahandi.
In kalahandi district the villages near by the Hati river was being flooding by the overflow water coming from Indravati project.The water of hati river was flowed above the bridge near Junagarh,many villages like Bhejipadar,Junagarh,bagdunguri were sorrounded by the flood water & communication between these villages are stop.Also the bridge joining to the NH-201 thatswhy the communication from Kalahandi district to Koraput district was disconnected.