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Flood Update: Odisha SRC On Possible Flood Situation

Odisha SRC informed that seven ODRAF, three NDRF and 12 Odisha fire services teams have been deployed to Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khordha for response support. He said he has personally discussed with all collectors in lower Mahanadi areas and advised them to keep all field level officials and elected representatives in full alert to deal with eventual flood situation.

Titli Aftermath: SRC pegs property loss at Rs 2,765 cr

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today pegged the loss suffered due to Cyclone Titli and the resultant flood at around Rs 2,765 crore stating that the loss amount could increase as the final reports are yet to come. Sethi informed that a total of 8,125 villages under 128 blocks of 17 districts have been […]

SRC confirms 26 deaths due to Cyclone Titli-related incidents

Bhubaneswar: A day after the State unit of BJP accused Odisha government of hiding actual figures on casualties in cyclonic storm Titli, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today accepted that 26 persons lost their lives in different districts due to the cyclone-related incidents. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar today, Sethi informed that of the […]

Gajapati landslide: Disparity between SRC's claims and version of villagers

Bhubaneswar: Despite the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi’s claims that residents of Baraghara village in Gajapati district were informed about the Cyclone Titli and warned to leave for safer places much ahead of the landfall, doubts are being raised over the government official’s statements as the residents of the village today declined of any […]

Flood threat looms large in Boudh, Subarnapur; villagers in panic

Sonepur/Boudh: Villagers living alongside Mahanadi river in Boudh and Subarnapur districts are a harried lot as flood water is being released from Hirakud Dam through 25 gates today. Moreover, water flowing from upper catchment areas of Mahanadi has caused swelling of the river though rain has subsided. By now, acres of farmland have been inundated […]

Four districts worst-affected by rain, says SRC

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha continues to battle flood-like conditions with most districts under water, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today tagged four districts as worst-affected. “Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur districts have been the worst affected, but the situation is under control,” informed Sethi during a presser. Malkangiri was the worst hit recording highest average rainfall […]

Amid looming flood threat, Odisha put on alert

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held discussions with the concerned officials today and reviewed the possible flood situation in the State, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi. “A review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was held on tackling the possible flood situation. CM directed all the district collectors to remain alert and take all […]

  • Thursday, 29 Jul 2021
  • Alert
District collectors put on alert; officials to stay put in headquarters: SRC

Bhubaneswar: With impending threat of floods in the state owing to incessant rains lashing almost all parts over the past few days, the district collectors have been asked to be on alert to meet with any exigency. In a letter to the collectors today, the Special Relief Commissioner has asked them to maintain vigil and […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Jul 2021
  • Flood
Special Relief Commissioner dismisses possibility of flood in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There is no flood-like situation in Mahanadi and the water discharge at Mundali has reduced, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today. “Currently, less than 4.5 lakh cusec of water is being discharged. The water level in Baitarani has also come down so there is no chance of flood,” Sethi said. “Rainfall in last […]

CM asks govt functionaries to gear up for possible flood situation

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed government functionaries and district administration to be prepared for a possible flood situation. Patnaik, during a review meeting at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar asked the administration to be on high alert. “7.5 lakh cusecs water will flow through Munduli barrage by 3 pm due to which a […]

After 'no flood' assurances, SRC now alerts of low to medium scale flood

Bhubaneswar: After “No flood” assurances, the Special Relief Commissioner today alerted of a low to medium scale flood in the Mahanadi river system. With torrential and incessant rain continuing to lash several parts of the state including upper catchment and lower areas of Mahanadi, a low to medium scale flood could be possible in the […]

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45 sunstroke deaths reported in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While 45 sunstroke deaths have been reported so far this year in Odisha, seven cases have been confirmed as heat stroke deaths, informed Deputy Special Relief Commissioner, Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra today. According to sources, out of total 45 cases reported so far, inquiry is underway into 38 cases and Collectors have been asked to […]

Odisha to sign MoU for early lightning warning system soon: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over rise in the number of casualties due to lightning strike incidents, Odisha government will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US-based Lightning analysing system ‘Earth Network’. Informing about the development, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi stated that the agreement with the US-basd firm will be signed this week. The […]

1,256 lightning deaths reported in 3 years in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: On an average nearly 400 people die of lightning every year in Odisha while 1,256 people have succumbed to lightning strikes during the last three years from 2015 to 2018. In 2015-16, the number of lightning deaths was 399, while it claimed 460 lives in 2017-18, as per the recent information released by Special […]

Pest Menace: Farmers, including sharecroppers, to get compensation

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today issued guidelines to all the district collectors on allocation of compensation for crop loss due to pest attack. The agriculture input subsidy will be provided to actual farmers, including share croppers and lessees.  Farmers allotted land under the Forest Rights Act will also be provided the subsidy. […]

98 bonded labourers from Bolangir rescued
98 bonded labourers from Bolangir rescued

Bolangir: As many as 98 bonded labourers, including 18 children were rescued by police today at Kantabanji railway station in Bolangir. Eleven persons working as middlemen were also detained by the police. “50 male, 20 female and 18 children being trafficked to brick kilns in Hyderabad, Chirlapalli, Kunoor in Andhra Pradesh were rescued,” said Kantabanji […]

SRC visits Nuapada, Bolangir to review drought situation
SRC visits Nuapada, Bolangir to review drought situation

Bolangir: A team of representatives led by Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi is on a visit to western Odisha to review the drought situation in the areas. After visiting Nuapada on Tuesday, the team today is at Bolangir for the survey. Besides reviewing the condition of crop lands, it is also interacting with the farmers […]

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No drought-like situation in State: Govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today set aside the allegations of drought-like situation in State even as Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) claimed several areas received scanty rainfall this year. Speaking on the adjournment motion moved by the Congress, Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the State registered 9.9 per cent less rainfall than normal by September 13 […]

Odisha recorded 17.4% less rainfall in August: SRC office
Odisha recorded 17.4% less rainfall in August: SRC office

Bhubaneswar: The State recorded 17.4% less rainfall of 293.9 mm in August as against the normal rainfall at 356 mm, said the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office on Thursday. Malkangiri experienced maximum rainfall at 493.8 mm in the month while Boudh recorded minimum rainfall of 192 mm, as per the SRC office. The State experienced […]

Odisha recorded 280 lightning deaths in last five months: SRC

Bhubaneswar: As many as 280 people including 27 children were killed due to lightning since April this year, official sources said today. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said Ganjam and Mayurbhanj districts reported the highest number of 30 deaths each while Sonepur has recorded zero casualty. The deaths due to lightning occurred in […]