Tag: Odisha Floods

Flood Fear Again!
Incessant Rain & Depression Update: Jalaka River breaches danger level, Indravati canal collapses

Panic gripped the residents of low-lying areas in Balasore district after Jalaka River breached the danger mark. Villagers fear yet another flood as the river has swelled above 6.29 metre against the danger mark of 5.50 metre.

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  • Monday, 12 September 2022
Crop Damaged By Flood In Balasore
Opposition alleges faulty flood damage assessment, demands white paper

As the flood water receded slowly, the State government prepared a damage assessment report in order to provide compensation to the affected families and farmers

  • Thursday, 08 September 2022
Odisha BJP demands Naveen’s apology for ‘man-made’ flood
Odisha BJP demands Naveen’s apology for ‘man-made’ flood

A BJP delegation has reviewed the flood situation in the State and submitted a report to the party’s state unit president Samir Mohanty. The party also released a complaint letter describing the flood a man-made disaster.

  • Thursday, 01 September 2022
Floods in Odisha
People forced to drink flood water in marooned Odisha villages

Diarrhoea cases are also being reported from the 14 districts affected by the deluge as people are drinking contaminated water.

  • Thursday, 25 August 2022
Postpone ASO Exam
Postpone ASO Exam: Plea In Orissa High Court Against Conduct Of Odisha ASO Exam On August 27

Assistant Section Officer (ASO) written examination on August 27 (Saturday). The writ petition was filed on August 22 under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India. The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has been made respondent to the petition. Justice Biraja Prasanna Satpathy will take up the matter for hearing today.

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  • Tuesday, 23 August 2022
32 Gharial Hatchlings Washed Away In Mahanadi Floodwater

As many as 32 gharial crocodile hatchlings are feared to have been washed away from Satkosia gorge in the Mahanadi River floodwater. The incident has given rise to concern among wildlife enthusiasts, environmentalists and locals about safety of the gharials.

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  • Monday, 22 August 2022
High-Intensity Flood
Odisha Floods: Flood In Subarnarekha Threat To Balasore, Mayurbhanj

Odisha Floods: Flood In Subarnarekha Threat To Balasore, Mayurbhanj

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  • Sunday, 21 August 2022
Don’t underestimate power of flowing water: Odisha SRC appeals to people

Urging people not to try to cross road, bridges or culverts where floodwater is flowing, the SRC said, “Let's not underestimate the power of flowing water.

  • Sunday, 21 August 2022
Subarnarekha River
Now Jharkhand adds to Odisha floods, opens barrage to make Subarnarekha swell

Following heavy rains in the upper catchment areas of the Subarnarekha river in the neighboring state, the Jharkhand government had to open the Galudih barrage releasing flood water into Odisha.

  • Saturday, 20 August 2022
House collapse fear, flood victims spend nights with farm animals in temporary camps
How grave the flood situation is in Odisha... Ground reality speaks much

With no electricity, oil lamps and torches are their only source of light. Open fields have turned into kitchens while flat rice is their only means to stay alive. 

  • Saturday, 20 August 2022
A Flood Affected Village In Cuttack
Surrounded by water yet thirsty: Odisha flood woes worsen as admin ‘fails’ to provide drinking water

It is nothing less than an irony that you are left longing for water despite being surrounded by the same. The life-saving elixir has largely eluded the flood-affected people making their lives a mirage.

  • Friday, 19 August 2022
Hirakud Dam
Flood management at Hirakud dam in question: Was Mahanadi flood avoidable?

As the data and expert opinions continue to flow, the question and concern is getting shriller; was the flood completely unavoidable and nothing could have been done to protect the property of the common man?

  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Sameer Mohanty
Safety review of river embankments pending for 3 yrs: BJP

The State government has completely neglected the Mahanadi over last 22 years. The rule curve of Hirakud dam which should have been reviewed every 10 years, has not been reviewed in last 38 years.

  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Flood woes in Odisha: After Jagatsinghpur, schools in Kendrapara to remain shut for 2 days
Flood woes in Odisha: After Jagatsinghpur, schools in Kendrapara to remain shut for 2 days

Meanwhile, the Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak has directed to form squads to keep an eye on black marketing and hoarding during floods.

  • Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Odisha floods: Normalcy affected, thousands suffer as overflowing rivers inundates low-lying areas
Odisha floods: Normalcy affected, thousands suffer as overflowing rivers inundate low-lying areas

Floodwater has marooned several villages after a rupture in Balarampur gheri embankment. Similarly, Dhiabalarampur village has been cut off from the rest of the region.

  • Tuesday, 16 August 2022