Rs 200 cr proposal to control urban flooding in Odisha

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 04, 2024 IST

Mohan Majhi

Bhubaneswar, July 4: The Odisha government on Thursday announced Rs 200 crore proposal to control urban flooding with the assistance of IIT Delhi.

It was decided in the State-Level Natural Calamity Committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi at Lok Seva Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

 To controll artificial flooding during torrential rainfall in urban areas, a proposal has been given to earmark Rs 200 crore. IIT Delhi will provide the required technological help to manage artificial flooding in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, said sources. 

The institute has been given the responsibility to prepare a long-term planning in this regard and submit it before the government, the sources said.

The government has decided to increase the number of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) units in the state from 20 to 30. The Home Department has been asked to ensure ODRAF works as a dedicated force.

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