21 of the state`s 30 districts experienced very high floods which affected above 25 lakh people in the second spell and 34.43 lakh in the first phase.
With water receding in all rivers, Orissa govt said it has stepped up post-
relief operation to restore normalcy in flood-affected areas.
The people in the marooned villages will be given cooked
food till water completely recedes from their villages, Naveen Patnaik said.
Rejecting BJP`s demand,Orissa govt said it did not require Army help for rescue and relief operation in the flood-hit districts.
Aswini Kanungo (28), member of a rescue team of the
Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force, had gone to rescue marooned people and
helped 60 people.
200 villages in Mahanadi delta region has remained marooned for over a fortnight.
Naveen Patnaik assured the flood affected people that they would receive compensation for house damage and crop loss.
Terming the severe floods
in Orissa as man-made, Congress on Tuesday accused BJD government
in the state of failing to provide relief to marooned people
after exposing its inability in preventing the calamity.
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