The situation in Jajpur and Kendrapada districts is fast returning to normalcy as the water level of Brahmani has significantly receded. Brahmani at Jenapur is flowing at 63.00 ft (against DL at 67.00 ft) and that of Kharasrota at Binjharpur at 9.60 Mtr (against DL 10.30 Mtr) at 10.00 AM.
Cooked food through free kitchens is being provided to 17662 people who were evacuated due to flood in Jajpur district. Dry food is also being distributed.
Restoration work of the Brahmani left embankment which was breached on 29th at Bankasahi in Bari Block has commenced today.
Following the directive of Hon’ble Chief Minister and as per damage assessment reports submitted by the District Collectors, an amount of Rs.6.9 crores have been sanctioned today by the Special Relief Commissioner for disbursement to the affected families in the districts of Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur, which suffered badly due to the recent flood in the month of July 2017.
Assistance @Rs.1,01,900/ will be disbursed to 524 numbers of beneficiaries, whose houses have been fully damaged. Similarly, altogether 4499 numbers of families will receive assistance for their partly damaged houses. Assistance @Rs.3200/- for the partly damaged Kutcha houses and Rs.5200/- for the partly damaged Pucca houses and Rs.4100/- for the damaged huts will be paid. A total of 113 numbers of persons will receive assistance @Rs.2100/- for the damages to the cattle sheds.
An amount of Rs.9,43,200 will be provided towards assistance for the clothing @Rs.1800/- per family and Rs.10,48,000 towards utensils @Rs.2000/- per family to 524 numbers of affected families, whose houses were fully damaged or severely inundated for more than two days.
The Collectors have been asked to ensure proper enumeration keeping photographs of the damaged houses with the beneficiaries on record and disburse the amount by way of transfer to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. They have been asked to upload the list of beneficiaries with the amount of assistance paid in the district website.