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Eighty villages in Odisha’s Bhadrak district have been affected due to floods in river Baitarini

Bhadrak:26/7/17: Around 80 villages in Odisha’s Bhadrak district have been affected due to floods in river Baitarini.

Several areas in the district remained inundated with hundreds of people marooned despite a fall in the water level of river Baitarini. The river is still flowing above the danger mark.

While the danger mark at Akhuapada stands at 17.83 metres water was flowing above the danger mark at 17.87 metres when reports last came in today.

As many as 27 villages of five panchayats under Dhamnagar block have been inundated. Similarly, 25 villages of Bhandaripokhari block have been inundated.

People marooned due to the floods have been rescued and shifted to cyclone shelters. Shortage of boats has affected rescue and relief operations in the district.

There are only three boats available for rescue and relief operations in Bhandaripokhari block.

While thousands still remain marooned, neither cooked food nor dry food has reached these people.

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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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