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Rashmi Ranjan

Keonjhar: There is a way to do it better-find it. Going by the quote, a man in Keonjhar has attempted to save his low-lying house from frequent floods by lifting it four feet from the ground using screw jacks for reconstruction.

According to reports, the family of one Manoj Nayak was suffering from all kinds of problems as the road nearby their house which was constructed at an elevated height used to cause recurrent inundation in their ground floor during rains.

Nayak who was worried a lot due to the problems came across news of a house being lifted in Bhubaneswar and tried to reach out to the contractor by surfing videos on YouTube.

"After thorough research, I got to know that houses can be lifted. Later, I contacted a contractor to renovate my house from the ground level. Till now, the house has been lifted by two foot," said Nayak.

The reconstruction work has begun and it will take another two months to complete the project, said Pappu Kumar Yadav, contractor.

According to sources, while this is believed to be the second such project in Odisha, this innovative method of moving house to customise it rather than construct an all-new house is used extensively in Russia and Canada. In India, this method was first used a few years back in Mumbai.


(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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