Satellite technology and GIS mapping should be used to study the flood patterns. Mitigation for flood damage would be more appropriate to manage floods rather than attempts to stop the river from flooding into the historical flood plains which nature has developed over centuries.
As a part of the OTV Cares initiative, a team of OTV distributed essential items and relief materials in flood hit areas. The relief material was distributed to the people in flood-hit Rahangorada Panchayat under Gop block in Puri.
Odisha Television Limited (OTV) on Wednesday distributed relief kits among over 300 affected families of different villages and pockets of Khanda Sahi and Adhena revenue villages of Rahangerada Panchayat under Gop block in Puri district.
These days, patients receiving treatment on the verandah of Capital Hospital is common to find.
As several districts of Odisha continue to grapple with a sudden crisis following heavy floods, the latest victims now are these infants from Manunagar, Balasore.
Hours after OTV aired the news on the difficulties faced by menstruating girls and women in flood-hit areas for not having sanitary pads, the State government announced distribution of pads in the affected areas free of cost.
District Collectors of 10 flood-affected districts have been directed to make it sure that girls and women in flood-affected areas should get free sanitary pads.
The State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a scathing attack on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), accusing it of failing in managing the flood.
With not having sanitary pads, girls and women in flood affected areas are suffereing lots of difficulties.
Odisha is currently grappling with a massive flood. After a flood in Mahanadi delta, the Subarnarekha & Baitarani delta is also witnessing flood following rainfall in upper catchment areas.
Watch how this car was swept away in a canal at Kuchinda area in Sambalpur.
Slamming the ruling BJD, the Parliamentarian said, “There are two types of solution – a temporary and a permanent one. Even after reigning for over 20 years, the Odisha government has miserably failed to make a permanent solution. They are only interested in temporary solutions."
Fresh dates for ASO Exam announced. Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) announces fresh dates.Assistant Section Officer (ASO) written examination rescheduled. ASO exam now rescheduled to August 27 (Saturday).
As half of Odisha is battling the floods, at least five cases of snakebites have been reported, SRC Pradeep Jena informed.
It is a paradox that the state government keeps seeking huge centre assistance for relief and rehabilitation for Mahanadi flood but would not take up the Subalaya project which would bring permanent remedy.
Since Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar are likely to witness rains under the impact of depression, we are reducing water levels in the reservoirs in these districts, said SRC
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to make an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in five districts at 3.30 pm today.
Some people have vacated their houses and moved to safety while fire services personnel evacuated elderly people, women, children and patients from affected areas.
Days of heavy rainfall under the influence of back-to-back low pressure areas and the consequent flooding due to rise in river water levels, has left lakhs of people stranded in parts of Odisha.
Many candidates belonging to the flood-hit districts took to Twitter to air their grievances and urged the authorities to reschedule ASO examination scheduled on August 21.