Water recedes, villages still cut off

Published: 20th August 2012 12:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2012 12:28 PM   |  A+A-

Though it stopped raining on Saturday night and water in the rivers too has started receding, many villages in Bhanjanagar and Jaganathprasad continue to remain cut off.

Following heavy rains since Friday, Badanadi and Sananadi inundated roads disrupting communication from Bhanjanagar to Buguda-Belaguntha-Jaganathprasad-Bhubaneswar.

The flood water entered several villages, including Nuagaon, Dhumachai, Tanarada, Ratanga, Patulisahi and Baladi and sand-casted hundreds of acres of cultivable lands. Similarly, flood water of Sananadi entered Gayaganda, Rudhapadar, Baghua, Kalingapadar and Turumu villages.

The villagers alleged that with the canals closed following the construction of a bridge over Badanadi near Nuagaon for the  last three years, the flood water entered the villages.

Meanwhile, the district administration has initiated measures to provide relief to the victims and also assured them to complete the bridge in the next two months.


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