Odisha govt to assess damage caused by rain

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday said it would conduct a survey to assess the damage of crops and properties in the rain-affected areas of the state.

Several parts of south Odisha have been affected following the low-pressured induced rain in last four days.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi said a preliminary assessment of the damage is underway.

“After an improvement in the weather condition, different teams will conduct a house-to-house survey to assess the actual damage. The affected families would be provided with financial assistance in accordance with the norms of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF),” said Sethi.

Though the rainfall has considerable subsided in the last 24 hours, road communication in several places in these districts remains disrupted.

In Kalahandi district, nine blocks-Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Karlamunda, M.Rampur, Narla, Lanjigarh, Kalampur, Th.Rampur and Junagarh-have been affected.

13 blocks of Koraput, 10 blocks in Rayagada district, five in Nabarangpur and seven blocks of Malkangiri district have been affected in the rain.