Bhubaneswar30/8/20:: The death toll in the floods is 17 and over 14 lakh people affected in 20 districts of Odisha, according to the situation report by the state government.
The State Government said that 14,32,701 people in 20 districts have been affected. The affected districts are Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Puri, Sambalpur, Sonepur, and Sundergarh.
As per the provisional situation report, 112 blocks, 896 Gram Panchayats, 3256 villages, 21 Urban Local Bodies, and 75 Wards were affected in the ongoing flood situation.
Besides, 340 villages and a population of 2,65,723 were marooned due to flood situation. The authorities said 357 free kitchens/centers were opened on Sunday covering 57,824 beneficiaries in the affected region.
Nearly 10,382 houses were damaged and 1,68,904 hectares of crop area affected in the floods, the report said.
The report said a total of 45 medical and 42 veterinaries, 14 NDRF, 17 ODRAF, 22 Fire Services teams, and 254 boats were pressed into service in the affected areas.
The floods have devastated 107 roads cutting off communication in 11 districts and breaches in 32 river embankments were reported in five districts.