As water level rises, situation remains grim in Godavari dists

Rajahmundry: The flood situation remained grim in East and West Godavari districts with the water level rising to 15.10 ft at Dowlaiswaram barrage on Saturday from 14.30 ft on Thursday. While some Lanka villages in Konaseema seemingly lost touch with the outside world, 25 villages in the seven merged mandals of East Godavari were cut off from the main land.
The worst-hit Devipatnam mandal remained out of bounds with flood waters entering houses and building. Vehicular movement on NH-326 from Andhra Pradesh to Odisha was not allowed due to rivers, rivulets and streams in spate at several places. Some villages in Polavaram and Velerupadu mandals in West Godavari continued to be marooned with very little help reaching the affected people.
Project officer, ITDA-Rampachodavaram, Nishant Kumar, who visited flood-affected Veeravaram mandal, told STOI that food is being distributed to 4,500 people in eight villages of Devipatnam. Potatoes and onion are also being supplied to the flood-hit people, he said. In addition to two litres of kerosene, three more litres of fuel is being provided to the affected.
Meanwhile, experts have pointed out that lakhs of cusecs of water was released into the sea from Godavari river this season. As 10,000 acres of land can be irrigated with one tmc of water, it is estimated that the entire Andhra Pradesh could have been irrigated with the water, which went waste into the sea from Godavari in this season alone.

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