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.
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
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.
Diarrhoea cases are also being reported from the 14 districts affected by the deluge as people are drinking contaminated water.
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.
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.
Odisha Floods: Flood In Subarnarekha Threat To Balasore, Mayurbhanj
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.