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Odisha CM announces financial relief for 7.5 lakh flood-hit people in state

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

reviewed the flood situation in three districts of the state on Monday and announced financial assistance for the people affected by the deluge.

The is in spate and has so far affected about 7.5 lakh people in Bhadrak, and districts of

According to the chief minister's announcement, adults will be given Rs 60 per day and children below 12 years Rs 45 per day for seven days, besides relief materials. The government will transfer the money directly to the beneficiaries'

spoke to the collectors of the three flood-hit districts through video-conferencing and asked them to submit damage assessment report within seven days.

He also told the collectors to ensure that people get relief materials, and safe drinking water in the flood-hit areas. Free treatment for their livestock and vaccination will also be provided by the

The review of the situation by the revealed that at least 903 villages under 17 blocks and four urban local bodies of the three districts have been affected by the flood. At least 40,000 people living in low-laying areas have been evacuated and sheltered in relief camps where cooked is being served.

Officials said that 90 metric tonnes of fodder have been distributed in the flood-hit areas for the livestock and the health department has provided medical aid to the people in the deluge-hit villages.

At least 50,000 hectare of agricultural land in the three districts remained submerged, officials said.

Meanwhile, sources in the special relief commissioner's office said that though the water level in Baitarani had come down, villages of and districts remained inundated while 31 villages in district remained marooned.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 15:50 IST