Over hundred blocks of 20 districts in Odisha have been affected as incessant rain battered the state for 3 days in a row. A preliminary report by the state government revealed that over 20 lakh people from 3696 villages have been affected by the heavy rains and consequent flooding.
As per report at least four people in the State have died so far in rain-related mishaps. On the other hand, panic has triggered among villagers in low lying areas as seven rivers in the State are in spate due to the heavy rainy spell.
The Brahmani River is flowing above the danger level at Akhuapada while the water level of Jalaka River has crossed the danger mark at Mathani. However, rest of the rivers including Mahanadi, Ib River, Devi, Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga and Bansadhara are flowing below the danger mark.
Several villages in Jajpur, Karanjia, Paradeep and Sonepur have been marooned in the rain water. Communication of these villages has been disrupted and people are reportedly stranded in their houses.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 15 September 2021, 03:02 PM IST
As per SBI report, in the pandemic backdrop, the rural debt is projected to more than double nationally. Coincidentally, debt-enriched rural Odisha had been third in country where rural caseload was around 80 percent