Jajpur: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today visits flood affected area in Jajpur district. Minister Pradhan moved around Bari area of Jajpur district.
Minister Pradhan talked to people and inquired about their problem. He advised local administration to focus on relief to reach the people in marooned areas. Told them to ensure clean drinking water. Minister Pradhan said the area has been affected by flood due to heavy rain in upper catchment of Bramhani river.
It should be noted that a major breach of 100 to 150 feet width has been reported on left embankment of Brahmani at Kimbhitipal, affecting 16 villages of Bari block and 18 villages of Jajpur block. The State government evacuated about 6,000 people after an embankment of Brahmani River in Jajpur district breached.