**Bhubaneswar: ** In the wake of the havoc wreaked by the recent flash floods in some districts in Odisha and as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought reports from the concerned Collectors, Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan on Friday informed that the reports are expected to be submitted with the State Government by Monday.
Briefing media, the Odisha Development Commissioner said, “Collectors have been asked to submit damage assessment report soon. We’ve already explained them the rules for the purpose laid down by the Government of India.”
“Normally the report will include assessment of damage to the roads, schools and other buildings and all types of damages caused by flood. Along with the report, the Collectors have also been asked to submit the visuals and documents on the government’s intervention to it. Hence, a format will be given from the SRC office today and information in accordance with the format will be submitted by Monday.”
Notably on Thursday, Maheswar Mohanty, Minister, Revenue and Disaster Management had informed media that for the last three-four days, door to door survey was underway to assess house and other damages wreaked by the flood. Rural Development, Works and Irrigation officials are in the field to see how road communication can be restored soon. First temporary arrangement will be made for emergency purpose. Also estimate is being made for the permanent solution. Funds will be allocated accordingly to resume permanent road construction work.
Notably, the flood-hit districts are Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Kalahandi as well as waterlogged Cuttack city.
In a review meeting here, the CM has also directed the officials of different departments to tackle the situation in a coordinated manner.
Heavy rainfall on Sunday and subsequent days in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts caused flash floods in the Nagavali, Kalyani and Hati rivers.