Jagatsinghpur, September 4 (LocalWire): People displaced due to the floods in Jagatsinghpur district have started returning to their homes after the floodwaters from rivers Mahanadi, Devi and Paika rivers has receded.
After the receding of the floodwater, the houses, roads and villages are filled with waste, muck and mud.
Sources said that the water levels of major rivers marked sharp falls and now flowing below the danger marks at many points.
The rate of flow of water from the Hirakud reservoir is also dropping gradually.
However, in many locations the water of Mahanadi river is still flowing above the danger point for which many villages in Kujang and Tirtol blocks are still marooned, even after 6 days.
The water level of the Mahanadi river at Tarapur of Raghunathpur block was 10.19 meters against the danger mark of 9.80 meters; 23.8 feet against the danger mark of 22.75 feet at Sankeswar in Tirtol block and 12 feet against the danger mark of 13 feet on Devi river at Machhagaon.
As such, nearly nine villages of Kujang block are as yet water-logged as the floodwater hasn’t receded.
Rise in the prices of essential commodities and non-availability of milk has worsened the situation for the flood victims.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Ramakant Bhoi visited different flood-affected villages including Haripur and Mundasahi of Tirtol block and distributed relief materials to the affected families.
He also sought the intervention of the administration in this regard.