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No Flood Situation In Odisha Now Despite Heavy Rains: SRC

**Bhubaneswar:** Despite torrential rains in Odisha, State Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Monday claimed that there is no flood like situation as rainfall activity to decrease from tomorrow and the State Administration is on alert as well as monitoring the situation round-the-clock.

Speaking to media at the State Secretariat here on Monday, SRC Bishnupada Sethi informed, “Forecast of heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours has been received by us. But from July 17 the pace of rainfall is likely to decline.”

“100.7 mm rainfall has been recorded in Nuapada. Some of the blocks have also received excessive rains. Bhawanipatna block in Kalahandi district has received 297 mm rainfall. We have also received reports from other blocks accordingly taking measures,” he said.

He further informed, “Last night, we received information that water level of Bansadhara river was swelling up to the danger level at Gunpur and Kashinagar. When the gate of the barrage in adjoining Andhra Pradesh was opened, the alarming water level has receded. Hence, there is no danger now.”

“Last night we had alerted the District Collector and our machinery. Some breaches are being mended at Gudari. As our engineers coordinated following which the Andhra barrage gate was opened, the water level has till date receded,” the SRC informed.

He also informed, “Nagavali river and rivers in Kalyansinghpur had also swelled up, but now receding. Major loss of life and property has not been reported.”

The Odisha SRC stated, “There had been weather forecast that some parts of Odisha will experience heavy rainfall. In pursuance of it, we had alerted all the District Collectors concerned. We have the rainfall reports with us. They evince that about 12 districts have received approximately over 50 mm average rainfall. As Odisha had rain deficit before two days, taking into consideration the rainfall of the last two days, July rainfall is 9.1% more than the average rainfall. This will definitely favour agriculture.”

**Also Read:** [Incessant Rain Throws Normal Life Out Of Gear In Odisha](http://www.ommcomnews.com/public/incessant-rain-throws-normal-life-out-of-gear-in-odisha)

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