To force an effective River Regulation Zone in Orissa
  • Petitioned Shri Naveen Patnaik

This petition was delivered to:

Chief Minister of Odisha
Shri Naveen Patnaik

To force an effective River Regulation Zone in Orissa

    1. Ashok Art Gallery
    2. Petition by

      Ashok Art Gallery

      New Delhi, India


“More than 2 million  hit in 10 districts in Odisha/Orissa Floods...” - Sep.’  2011

The state of Odisha/Orissa has always been prone to floods and natives residing in flood prone areas have gone through tough times. A typical day in the life of flood vicitim in Odisha/Orissa.

Here’s a story coming from a Bank of India (Bhubaneshwar - branch) representative,“I have never seen such devastation,” says Jogania, who has arrived from Bhubaneswar to take stock of the losses. “The bank will take more than a month to get working again. Look at the strong room. The water was so forceful that it threw a massive iron box down like it was a matchbox. Our strong rooms are fire-proof, but they have no answer to the water.” The flood-filled ATM machine next to the bank stands a witness to the devastation.
(Source:Indian Express)

There are many such stories and most of them are unattended. Although, Odisha/Orissa has been facing this problem for years now, it’s time for the State Govt.to take strict action and do effective crisis management.

What can be done?

A better way to frame this would be ‘What is the state govt. doing? Recently media reports say that the Secretary, Water Resources of the Govt. of Odisha/Orissa has issued a letter to Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation to take strong steps and see that no residential areas are built on flood plains. While we welcome this move, we see this as too little and ‘lip service’ to the real problem of increasing flood menace in the state.

While, there have been many relief concerns, it seems that the state govt. has gone slow on the rehabilitation work, there are certain actions which can help many who suffered incredible amount of losses due to these natural disasters. The Odisha/Orissa State Govt. needs to form an effective river regulation zone, rehabilitate and provide the right relief necessary for the flood victims.


Tell Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to show his concern for the flood victims of Odisha/Orissa that you care about them and will not let them continue to live in fear and dismay.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Lets develop a system to avoid flood

      Ashok Art Gallery
      Petition Organizer

      Union Minister of State for Agriculture Harish Rawat on Saturday said there is a need for greater coordination between Chhattisgarh and Orissa governments for better management of water in� Hirakud dam to avoid floods in future

    3. Delay in release of water from Hirakud led to disaster..The Hindu(newspaper

      Ashok Art Gallery
      Petition Organizer

      The water level was kept at a higher level for the benefit of the industries drawing water from the reservoir and huge volumes of water was released continuously to cause heavy floods in the downstream areas

    4. Reached 25 signatures
    5. The severity of the ensuing flood was especially due to mismanagement

      Ashok Art Gallery
      Petition Organizer

      The full reservoir level at the dam is 630 feet. As per the prescribed guideline, the water level at the dam should have been kept at 590 feet Aug 1, but this year, it was as high as 607.27 feet during that period

    6. This sudden release of so much water was easily avoidable, activists say.

      Ashok Art Gallery
      Petition Organizer

      Floods in Orissa that have killed at least 22 people and affected more than two million over the past week could have been avoided had the authorities been cautious in releasing water from the Hirakud dam, experts say.

    7. Reached 10 signatures
    8. Flood affected almost 4,000 villages across the state Odisha

      Ashok Art Gallery
      Petition Organizer

      Nineteen of the state's 30 districts including Cuttack, Puri and Kendrapara have been affected,

    9. River embankments caved in at many places, leading to flooding of more area

      Ashok Art Gallery
      Petition Organizer

      Release of excess water from Hirakud dam have so far affected 3,505 villages in 19 of the 30 districts. At least 21,816 houses have been damaged in Odisha

    10. Reached 5 signatures

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    • prashant baditya MUMBAI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      To force an effective River Regulation Zone in Orissa

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      • almost 3 years ago

      The Chief Minister may not concern about its language, but as he is enjoying the highest post in state, he has to show his concern for flood victims, only annuncments of projects will not show his carefulness, we need concrete action

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    • Jayadeba Nayak ASKA, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Gov should come with a proper plan to control the flood occuring every year in Orissa and India as well. They should have adquate fund and plan for the big revers and the dams

      on them. Because if there is a little more rain then regular the flood situation arises frequently. There should be a proper plan to control the rain water, otherwisr .....

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    • swatiranjan dash ANGUL, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      odisha is known in world map because of mishappenings such as flood, cyclone etc.This govt has done a lot in developemet of the state; so i expect Naveen ji 'll deffinitely look into this matter and take necessary action.

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    • Sanjeet Rout BANGALORE, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I love my state and would love to do this for the people in my state and region!!

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