CM Naveen Announces Relief To Flood-Affected People

Bhubaneswar: After taking an areal survey of the flood-affected areas of the state this afternoon, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that relief will be given to the affected people for 15 days in the marooned villages of Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts.

The Chief Minister ordered to expedite the provision of relief and cooked food, health care, and drinking water supply in the affected areas and also to provide necessary fodder and veterinary treatment to the affected cattle/livestock.

Similarly, relief will be given for seven days to the people of flooded-affected villages in the Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonpur, Boudh, and Angul districts.

Patnaik has also directed the district administrations to assess the damage within seven days after the water level recedes and to provide relief for house damage and crop damage within 15 days.

The ravaging flood in the Mahanadi river basin has affected 4.67 lakh people of 1,757 villages in 10 districts of the State. Similarly, 2.50 lakh people in 425 villages have been marooned in the calamity.

The floodwater flow receded near Mundali to 10,18,000 Cusecs by around 6 am on Thursday.

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