Bolangir, July 23 (LocalWire): Normal life was disrupted in Kantabanji town in Balangir district on Thursday as heavy rainfall battered the town for almost 3 hours.
Nearly half of the town was affected by the rainfall, with houses in low-lying areas being submerged completely.
BJP district President Sibaji Mohanty blamed the authorities for the flood-like situation in the town after the rainfall.
“It’s a man-made flood. This water-logging is due to illegal conversion of farming land to residential land.
Local civic authorities are responsible for this situation as these people are not clearing the drainage system of urban areas.
Due to the complete blockage of natural water drainage system, this situation has arisen,” said Mohanty.