Odisha CM Delegates Powers Of SRC To Balasore Collector To Manage Flood Situation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today delegated powers of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) to Balasore Collector to deal with any kind of untoward situation in the district due to floods in the Subarnarekha River system.

SRC Pradeep Jena said the Chief Minister has also ordered to place one helicopter with the collector to carry out rescue and relief operations.

Earlier today, Jena said that Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts will definitely witness a flood and the intensity of the flood will be a bit higher as excess water is currently being released through 16 gates of Galudih barrage in Jharkhand.

Around 5 lakh cusecs of water will flow through the districts. According to the latest reports, the barrage is releasing around 4.25 lakh cusec water through 16 gates.

The Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha Rivers are swollen and currently flowing at 7.42 and 7.98 metres against the danger marks of 8.13 and 10.36 metres, respectively.

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