BHUBANESWAR: A day after cyclone Yaas made a landfall on the coast of northern Odisha, the State authorities on Thursday requested the Agriculture and Fisheries and Animal Husbandry departments to submit a preliminary report on harm to crops and livestock.
Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo informed the media that the division authorities have been directed to submit a preliminary report back to the Particular Aid Commissioner (SRC) on Friday. The Minister stated area officers of the 2 departments are assessing the extent of harm on the floor degree and so they have been requested to submit a last report after rainwater recedes.
The State authorities will announce compensation to the farmers after the submission of the ultimate report. With flood water in Baitarini river crossing hazard degree at Akhuapada and Anandpur, many areas of Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara are more likely to be flooded. A number of districts are experiencing flood conditions because of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kendrapara and elements of Puri and Sundargarh districts.
“It might be meaningless for a lot of districts to offer a preliminary report on the crop harm at this stage. As main rabi crops have been harvested, most harm has been precipitated to vegetable and horticulture crops,” sources within the Agriculture division stated. As per report of the SRC, 146 blocks have acquired heavy rainfall from 50 mm to over 500 mm.
Cong crew to go to affected areas right now
Bhubaneswar: An eight-member crew from the Congress led by working president Pradeep Majhi will go to the worst-affected districts Balasore and Bhadrak on Friday to evaluate the harm because of cyclone Yaas. The crew will go to affected areas in Basudevpur and Chandbali of Bhadrak district on Friday. On Might 29, the crew will go to completely different affected areas of Balasore district.