Heavy rains continue to disrupt livelihood in Odisha's Koraput

Water level in Indravati, Saptadhara and Kolab nears the red mark

Published: 18th July 2017 08:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2017 08:30 AM   |  A+A-

Flooded roads due to heavy rains at Sangareddy district, Telangana.

Image for representational purpose only. (Express Photo Service|Satish Babu)

By Express News Service

JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Heavy rain lashed Koraput district for the fourth consecutive day on Monday. Normal life was hit with people preferring to remain indoor.Markets in the district headquarters town remained closed and there was thin attendance in schools and colleges. 

While all major rivers are in spate, water level in Indravati, Saptadhara, Kolab, Sileru, Saverali and Paralit is nearing the red mark. A flood like situation prevails in Borrigumma, Kotpad, Kundra and Jeypore blocks. Rain water has been flowing on roads in Dasmantpur, Laxmipur, Lamataput, Nandapur, Boipariguda, Kotapad and Borrigumma areas.

According to preliminary reports, over 600 thatched houses in Jeypore and Koraput sub-divisions have been damaged completely and landslides have been reported in Semiliguda, Dasmantpur and Potangi. Road communication from Koraput to neighbouring States like Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh has been cut off. 

Hundreds of acres of paddy crops have been submerged in rain water. Rain water has inundated paddy fields in Jeypore, Kotpad, Borrigumma, Kundra and Boipariguda blocks where transplantation of kharif paddy transplantation was recently done. Vegetable farmers were the worst hit as they could not reach Jeypore and Koraput towns to sell their produce.

The district administration has stocked relief materials in Kotpad block to tackle flood-like situation. Semiliguda block has recorded the highest rainfall of 81 mm while the  district average was 53.31 mm on Monday. 

Collector Anupam Saha has deployed district level officials in 14 blocks to monitor the situation. He visited Dhamanhandi, Sadaranaga, Chandili, Suruli villages under Kotpad block on Monday and discussed  flood situation with officials concerned. All Government employees have been directed to remain present in their respective areas.Saha informed that the situation is normal now. Due to rain, power supply was snapped in Jeypore, Kotpad, Koraput, Sunabeda, Semiliguda and Damanjodi on the day.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.