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Rain washes away paddy

On Wednesday, the district received 110 mm of rain in one hour flooding many areas.

Published: 14th June 2013 12:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2013 12:37 PM   |  A+A-

Heavy rain for the last five days has taken a toll on paddy crop in Jeypore sub-division. On Wednesday, the district received 110 mm of rainfall within one hour flooding many parts.

According to preliminary reports, over 10,000 acres of paddy crop harvested and stocked in farms just a few days back in Jeypore, Kotpad, Borrigumma and Kundra blocks has been washed away in the rainwater. This apart, over 5,000 thatched houses have been damaged.

In Jeypore town, rainwater gushed in localities like Christian Chhack, Jayangar, New Street, Parabeda, Paninala Chhack and Raju Chhack. Many parts were inundated as the town lacks a proper drainage system. Government and commercial establishments remained closed for the second day.

Major rivers like Indravati, Hati, Sapatadhara, Patali, Sileru, Saveri, Nagavali and Bansadhara are in spate and would cross the danger marks if rains continue.

Road communication from Koraput to Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and neighbouring Chhattisgarh has been disrupted as water was flowing on the roads.

Jeypore Sub-Collector B Korkora reviewed the situation on Thursday and directed revenue officials to keep a close watch on developments and provide immediate relief to those affected. He also asked them to assess the loss of farmers.

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