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Subadh Kumar Nayak

Kendrapara: Close on the heels of reports that suggested drop of groundwater level by a whopping 35 percent in the district, the State government on Sunday rolled up its sleeves to take stock of the situation and tackle the crisis.

Four Executive Engineers of Water Resources department of the State government reportedly visited Aul and Rajkanika blocks of the districts to take stock of the situation. They measured the water level of different water bodies including river, canal and farmlands.

The officials also met the local farmers and held discussion with them over the matter.

"Kendrapara district has been identified as a region facing highest water scarcity in Odisha, however, we have already started the initiative to make it one of the most abundant in water resources," informed Jugal Kishore Tripathy, Executive Engineer.

Sources informed that extensive awareness drive will also be launched to educate people on rainwater harvesting and other water conservation measures.

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