Cyclone Titli aftermath: Farmers rue lack of assistance

Mayurbhanj: Akin to several regions in the state, Mayurbhanj district has also not been spared of the devastating effects of the severe cyclonic storm Titli which made landfall on Odisha-Andhra coast early morning on October 11.

Flood situation triggered in Budhabalanga and Gangahar River due to torrential rain has resulted in inundation of nearly 100 acres of the farming lands near Mangovindpur, Salanga and Manantri villages under Badasahi block.

However, failing to receive any response and assistance from the administration after the cyclone, the farmers of the Manantri village today staged a protest in front of Revenue Inspector office in the locality.

Despite concerns, officials are yet to visit the affected areas to take stock of the situation.

Similarly, thousands of farmers in Kumuti Penta, Maligan and Pentagan villages under Rayagada sub-division are in distress following the crop loss.

The situation in Balasore, Soro and Simulia blocks of Balasore district is no different as the cyclone Titli has damaged a major portion of paddy cultivation in the district.