Rivers swelling in Nayagarh

Published: 19th August 2012 11:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2012 11:34 AM   |  A+A-


Incessant rain since Friday night has played havoc in the district.

A population of around 2000 in 11 villages under seven gram panchayats in Nuagaon block has been affected.

Rivers Dahuka and Kusumi besides the tributaries of Mahanadi are in spate. According to emergency office sources, the district received 1473.2 mm of rain on Friday night.

In Nayagarh block, Balikudia village is marooned. On Saturday noon, water was flowing over the Bodapada bridge near here disrupting vehicular traffic to Khandapada.

Officials said a 50 metres breach occurred in the right embankment of river Kusumi near Jagannath Prasad and gushing water destroyed crops in 500 hectares of land in Kadira and Kuahara villages under Jagannath Prasad gram panchayat. People of these villages have been shifted to shelter homes at Bodasa, Benagadia and Tentuliapalli.

According to reports, roads between Balugaon and Saradhapur, Balugaon and Mahipur, Itamati and Champatipur in Nayagarh block have been heavily damaged due to the rains.

Likewise in Khandapada block, RI office in Koska has been damaged and a culvert collapsed in Krushnaprasad area.

“Releif materials have been rushed to the affected villages,” said Sub-Collector Manas Ranjan Devata.

NH under water

Flood water was flowing three feet above the NH-224 that passes through the town.

Sources said the embankment of Jajangi tank in the town breached flooding a vast area and NH-224.


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