The Centre on Wednesday sanctioned
Rs 918.30 crore as flood assistance to Orissa.
Two rounds of floods last month killed 83 people and disrupted lives of 5.6 million residents in 21 of the state`s 30 districts.
The Centre is yet to release money to Orissa from the National Disaster Response
Fund (NDRF) for relief and restoration activities in flood-hit areas, a senior minister said.
As many 392 weaver families of 15 villages were badly
affected by the flood, official source said.
Orissa has set up panels to speed up reconstruction work in the districts hit by two rounds of floods last month, an official said on Saturday.
The Orissa Government seeks to meet the commitment made to the Centre on fund expenditure for flood-hit areas.
With 21 of Orissa`s 30 districts hit by two spells of high floods, Congress demanded convening a special session of the assembly.
Orissa government will waive
the examination fees of students for high school board and
Plus-Two in flood affected areas.
The Dalai Lama has expressed sadness over the loss of lives and devastation caused by the natural calamity.
Upto 80% crop loss was estimated due to Orissa flood which had also caused large
scale damage to "Kuchha" houses.
Ten teams of National Disaster
Response Force (NDRF) comprising 307 personnel and 59 boats
have been deployed in six flood-affected districts of Orissa.
Defence Minister A K Antony asked IAF to provide support to Orissa govt`s requirement for deployment of choppers in flood relief operations.
As a large number of villages were marooned in Jajpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj districts due to floods.
People in 197 villages of
three coastal districts of Orissa continued to remain marooned
even as flood water receded in most places.
A fresh spell of floods in river Baitarani inundated 12 gram panchayats in Bhadrak and Keonjhar districts of Orissa.
In view of the grim flood
situation in Orissa, Bihar and Assam, the Home Ministry has
dispatched helicopters, boats and special force personnel to
the affected areas for rescue and relief operations.
About 80 persons,
including some orphan children and elderly persons, are
stranded in a flooded village of Kendrapara district since the
past two days.
With flood waters of Mahanadi river system slowly receding in the delta region, Orissa govt accelerated relief work in the affected areas.
Flood in Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Budhabalang and Baitarani rivers affected 14 lakh people in 19 of the 30 districts.
Orissa government on Sunday began air-dropping of
food packets in worst hit areas as the death toll rose to 16,
official sources said.
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