Kalahandi, April 25 (LocalWire): A breach in the right canal of Indravati reservoir in Jaipatna block of Kalahandi district caused vast swathes of Pandi village to flood last night.
The incident took place at around 2 am when some villagers saw water entering their village.
Later, they detected a 20-feet breach in the canal.
On being informed, a team from Indravati water department rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and shut a gate of the reservoir.
Hundreds of acres of farmland was damaged by water and silt and maintenance work is yet to begin, informed sources.
Locals alleged that similar breach had occurred several times in the past but no concrete steps were taken to resolve the issues.
Till last reports, efforts have begun to plug the breach.