SRC seeks cyclone damage report in Malkangiri within 15 days


Malkangiri: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Sunday asked the Malkangiri Collector to submit a report on the damaged caused by the cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ followed by heavy floods in the district within 15 days.

Although the rainfall has stopped, the situation in Malkangiri still remained grim as the district experienced heavy rainfall under the impact of cyclone ‘Daye’.

According to reports, places like Kalimela, Padia, Motu, Balimela, MV-11, MV-37 and Korukonda in the district have remained cut-off while agricultural fields remained submerged in the flood water.

Reportedly, more than 40 villages of the Korukonda and Balimela blocks have been completely inundated in water thus ravaging all the mud-thatched houses in the area.

Similarly, in Namakonda village, as many as seven people have lost their houses. Besides, Muriguda, Binayakpur, and Alamar areas also faced the wrath of the cyclone as several households are still marooned in the flood water.

The district Collector, sub-Collector, Block Development  Officer and other district officials visited the flood-affected area and distributed polythene and other relief materials to the flood victims.

“Around 2000 houses were damaged due to the cyclone and vast agricultural fields were submerged in water for days,” said Malkangiri Collector Manish Agarwal.

Meanwhile, vehicular movement between Jeypore-Malkangiri and Balimela-Kalimela has resumed as the water level on the roads have receded.

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