Odisha flood situation 2022
Normal life came to a grinding halt in the flood waters of the Baitarni river in some parts of Odisha’s Bhadrak district. According to the district administration, 80,000 to 90,000 people have been affected by the flood situation.
Bhadrak District Magistrate Siddheshwar Baliram Bondar told ANI, “As of now, three blocks of Bhadrak district are affected by flood waters. The administration has taken necessary steps and boats have been deployed along with other necessary help. 80,000 to 90,000 people.” are affected.”
Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the flood situation in the state and directed officials to ensure that there is no casualty or disruption of normal life due to the floods.
“There is a possibility of floods in 10 districts of Mahanadi basin due to incessant rains. Therefore, he advised the collectors of these 10 districts to remain alert and take all measures to prevent the flood situation,” he said.
Patnaik also directed the officials to evacuate the people in the at-risk areas on a priority basis and provide them with necessary relief and basic facilities. He also directed the concerned departments at the state level to provide immediate assistance to the districts.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to keep the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Response Force (ODRAF), and fire service units on alert in various danger zones and engage in rescue operations where necessary.
Patnaik also called for minimizing communication disruption and directed that life-saving institutions like hospitals, water supply, and power supply systems should provide uninterrupted services. The Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department should make arrangements for clean drinking water in rural areas, the Health Department should make special arrangements to provide health services to the people in the affected areas.
He also suggested that the Department of Fisheries and Animal Resources should provide necessary services for the protection of wildlife. According to the Odisha government, nine teams of ODRAF in seven districts, nine teams of NDRF in six districts, and 44 units of fire service have been put on alert.