Berhampur, October 25 (LocalWire): A day after two villages in Gajapati district’s Gumma block were severely hit by the mudslides, a high-level team led by the Minister of State for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Development Jagannath Saraka and Berhampur MP Chandra Sekhar Sahu visited the affected areas and took stock of the situation on Friday.
At least 20 houses in Kulung and Titisingh under Badakalakote panchayat, located on the hilltop, had collapsed and some other houses were partially damaged due to the landslide triggered by the heavy rains.
The villagers said over 150 domestic animals, including cow and goat, perished in the mudslide.
The affected villages have around 75 families who have been shifted to the nearby Anganwadi centre where arrangement for food has been made for them.
Besides, several relief materials, including dress materials were also distributed to them.
“The villagers are keen to relocate after the massive mudslide.
We have asked them to select a suitable government land for setting up of new villages and send the proposal to the district administration,” Sahu said.
Different departments are assessing the damages caused due to the mudslide, including the casualties of domestic animals.
“The exact damage will be known only after a survey,” Gajapati collector Anupam Saha stated, adding that the victims would get assistance as per the relief code.
Sorada MLA Purna Chandra Swain, former Paralakhemundi MLA K.Surya Rao, and several other officers also visited the affected villages.