State govt seeks flood damage report by Monday


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday asked the collectors of flood-hit districts to submit damage assessment reports by Monday.

“We have asked the district collectors of Rayagada, Kalahandi and others to submit damage assessment reports. The reports should include damages caused to bridges, roads, schools and also private properties,” Development Commissioner R balakrishnan said after the state chief secretary held a meeting with different secretaries.

Seven bridges were damaged in Kalyansinghpur block in the recent flash floods and one bridge was repaired so far, sources said.

Sources in the special relief commissioners (SRC) office said that the flood situation has substantially improved and the administration geared up relief activities in Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri districts.

ODRAF, NDRF, fire services and CRFF teams deployed for flood rescue operations were demobilised since the situation improved, sources said.


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