Odisha flood: Nine district collectors asked to submit damage assessment report

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked nine district collectors to submit an assessment report by August 17 on damage to private properties due to recent flood and heavy rainfall in the southern region of the state.

Sethi has written a letter to the district collectors of Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nawarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur asking them to submit a damage assessment report by August 17.

He also issued instructions to various government departments to submit a report on the assessment of damage to public properties due to recent flood and heavy rain within a week.

“The assessment of damage to private properties in the sectors such as houses, animal, husbandry, loss of boat and net, damage of fish pond/fish seed farm, sand cast, damage to crop and loss to handloom and handicraft artisans and enumeration of beneficiaries has to be taken up on priority so that assistance as per the norms of SDRF/NDRF can be paid to affected persons expeditiously,” said the SRC in the letter.