BHUBANESWAR : A day after BJP criticised the State authorities for its poor flood administration post-cyclone Yaas, the Water Assets division on Friday determined to assemble 4-5 sluice gates on the left and proper embankments of Baitarani river.
The choice was taken at a high-level assembly chaired by Water Assets Minister Raghunandan Das within the presence of BJD MLAs from Ghasipura, Badrinarayan Patra and Korei, Ashok Bal. The Minister directed Chief Engineer of the division Jyotirmay Rath to undertake fast restore of the defective sluice gates and assemble extra gates wherever required.
He additional directed to determine weak factors on the river embankment and strengthen them earlier than the onset of monsoon. The 2 BJD MLAs had drawn the eye of the Minister to flooding in some areas on account of lack of sluice gates. As massive components of Bhadrak, Balasore,Jajpur and Kendrapara districts are nonetheless underneath flood water, senior BJP chief and former Income minister Manmohan Samal on Thursday dubbed it as artifical catastrophe and blamed the federal government for ignoring the long-standing calls for of individuals of those districts for restore and upkeep of the defective slice gates,
He stated a home committee of the Odisha Meeting had made some suggestions in 2008 basing on which the State authorities ought to take fast steps for renovation of all drainages and sluice gates.