Vast Areas In Odisha’s Jajpur Flooded As Baitarani Breaches Embankments

OB Bureau

Jajpur: Vast areas of agriculture field in Odisha’s Jajpur district have been flooded after river Baitarani breached its embankments in some places on Monday.

Due to heavy rainfall last night, the water level of Baitarani has been rising at several places in the district. The water level of the river has crossed danger mark at Akhuapada, Ballabhighat and Dasrathpur. The floodwater has entered the low-lying areas in Jajpur and Dasrathpur blocks as the embankments of the river breached at weak points.

Kantapada in Dasrathpur is the worst affected in the district. As the breach caused by the last year’s flood in Baitarani was not repaired this year, the water from the river flooded vast areas of agriculture field in Kantapada.

Speaking to media persons on the flood situation, district collector Chakrabarti Singh Rathor said the water level at Anandpur barrage, which had gone up, has stabilised and the rising trend at Akhuapad has almost stopped.

“The situation in Dasarathpur is a bit worrisome. We have already started marking the danger points and officials have been deputed areawise to take up the task of controlling the breaches,” he said.

On breaches in the river, the collector said most of the breaches had been repaired before the onset of monsoon. Only some huge breaches on the embankment that needed strengthening could not be taken up. But overall situation is under control as no major loss has been reported from anywhere. The officers are constantly monitoring the situation.

“Since the rising trend of Baitarani has been stabilised, we don’t think evacuation of people would be necessary. However, multipurpose shelters at block level have been readied in case of emergency and all measures have been taken to prevent any kind of loss,” he added.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

[Watch] 4-ft Cobra Rescued From ATM In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A 4-ft-long deadly cobra was found inside an SBI ATM near Fortune Tower in…

November 30, 2022

Odisha CM Sanctions Rs 3 Crore & Land In Puri Town For Kulta Community

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sanctioned an acre of land for construction of…

November 30, 2022

Sculptors To Carve Pieces Of Art For Hockey World Cup At National-Level Fest In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With plans afoot for giving the city a makeover ahead of Men’s Hockey World…

November 30, 2022

Know The First Officer From Odisha To Head Apex Body Of GST Intelligence

New Delhi: Odisha-born IRS officer Surjit Bhujabal has been appointed as the head of the…

November 30, 2022

Odisha: New Deadline For Fixing HSRP On Vehicles With Registration Number Ending With 1, 2, 3 & 4

Bhubaneswar: The deadline for affixation of the High-Security Registration Plate (HSRP) in vehicles in Odisha…

November 30, 2022

Odisha Incentivises Vehicle Scrapping, Approves Policies For Industries & Trade Promotion

Bhubaneswar: The new Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility Policy-2022 were among the 17 proposals approved by…

November 30, 2022