CM Naidu conducts aerial survey of districts
AFTER Titli, people of Srikakulam district are facing floods, with river Vamsadhara, Mahendra Tanaya and river Bahuda flowing above danger mark. Heavy rains lashed the upper catchment areas of both Vamsadhara, Mahendra Tanaya and Bahuda in Odisha.
Gates of dams on both rivers were opened and water released downstream. At Gotta Barrage on Vamsadhara, flood water is being released at a discharge rate of 1.67 lakh cusecs. With heavy inflows into Bahuda river, several areas of Ichapuram municipality and surrounding villages got inundated and the road to Odisha has been cut off.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected villages in the district. He announced `5 lakh as an ex gratia to the families of the eight people who died in cyclone-related incidents on Thursday.
The Chief Minister, who visited Akkupalli and Baipalli villages of Vajrapukotturu mandal and interacted with people there, said coconut and cashew nut horticulture crops were damaged in large extent. He said officials are engaged in enumerating the losses.
(clockwise from top) Inundated Rattakanna village in Ichchapuram municipality (Srikakulam), and in Bhubaneswar on Friday, water flooded the Mallick Complex near Jagamara, with sudden downpour seen near the Regional Science Center |