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Due to heavy rain More than 10,500 people in ten villages of seven Blocks have been affected

Kalahandi;17/7/17:(ONT Bureau )

Due to heavy rain in Thuamulrampur, Kalampur, Koksara and Jaipatna Blocks, floods occurred in river Hati and Tel. More than 10,500 people in ten villages of seven Blocks have been affected by this flash flood. Two persons have lost their lives i.e., one due to landslide and other due to drowning in flood water. Three persons namely Sanya Sahu (55), Chanchala Sahu (22), Sabita Sahu (7) have been injured and admitted into CHC Kasipur. Free kitchen services have been provided to 384 persons. Two ODRAF teams have been deployed. 17 persons have been rescued at village Taratikili of Bhawanipatna block. All schools of the district have been closed. 3 Mobile Veterinary Teams have been deployed in the affected areas. Extensive damage has occurred to PWD and other roads.

In the meantime, the flood situation has improved as flood water has significantly receded in both Rayagada and Kalahandi districts. All PWD roads have opened to traffic. The administration has geared up for the relief measures. After abatement of flood, immediate steps shall be taken for assessment of damages and payment of admissible assistances to the affected people/ families.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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