The bad weather has come as a blow to the fishermen who are already reeling under the seven-month-long fishing ban from November 1 within 20 km from the coast in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.
The government imposed the seven-month ban on fishing in around 120-km coastal areas in Gahirmatha and three river mouths from November 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, to protect the Olive ridleys.
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States like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are providing subsidies on diesel to fishermen. But Odisha government is yet to do the same.
Panic gripped coastal pockets of the district after tidal waves hit the seaside villages causing extensive damage to agriculture fields in Mahakalapada and Rajnagar blocks.
The low pressure system is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression in the subsequent 48 hours, said the IMD on Friday.