Jajpur, Aug 22 (Odisha.in) Flood situation in the Jajpur district remained grim Wednesday as three of its major rivers – Baitarani, Brahmani and Kharasrota – still flowing over danger mark affecting more than two lakhs people in Jajpur, Bari, Korei , Dharmasala and Dasarathapur blocks in the district.
While more than fifty thousands people of 43 villages under 18 gram panchayats of Bari block of the district are affected by the flood water of Tantighai, a branch of Kharasrota and Brahmani rivers, over sixty thousands people of 86 villages under 13 gram panchayats of the Jajpur block are affected by the flood water of Baitarani and its branch Budha rivers for the fourth time of the season.
As many as 162 villages under 47 gram panchayats in the five blocks of the district are still marooned since last three days.
Bari and Jajpur blocks have been cut off from the district headquarters since Monday as the floodwaters were flowing at least four- five foot over some district major roads.
Road traffic had been disrupted on Jajpur- Sathipur, Jajpur- Bauruan, Singhpur-Rajakanika, Bari-Kuakhia and Jajpur- Panasa road since Monday as the floodwaters were flowing at least four-foot over some important roads.
While hundreds of thatched houses have been collapsed, paddy crops in more than 30,000 hectares damaged due to the flood.
The district has witnessed fourth flood of the season within last one and a half months. So far three persons in the district have been died in the floods.
According to the district flood control room sources, Brahmani river in the district is flowing at 70 feet while its danger level is 67 feet at Jenapur. Similarly Baitarani river is flowing at 18.03 metre while its danger level is 17.83 metre. River Kharasrota is also flowing much above the danger mark, control room sources added.
Baitarani river in the district is flowing at 18.62 metre while its danger level is 17.83 metre atThe water level of Brahmani is expected to rise up to 71 feet in the midnight today, it is said.
No relief materials were provided to the marooned people, who have been starved in both Bari and Korei blocks of the disrtrict even after three days of the floods, alleged Jajpur District congress Committee president, Srinath Mishra.