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So far, 22 people in the state have died due to the flood. A total of 3256 villages under 896 gram panchayats in 112 blocks were hit due to the massive flood.(ANI)

Full moon day slows flood water release, Odisha villages fight waterlogging

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 03:11 PM IST
The flood has affected at least 1.4 million people across 20 districts of the state, but the districts of Jajpur, Kendrapara and Khurda have been the worst hit.
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This is a first-of-its-kind project in the country, which aims to conserve excess water flowing down the river during the monsoon by creating a mega reservoir in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad.(HT image)
This is a first-of-its-kind project in the country, which aims to conserve excess water flowing down the river during the monsoon by creating a mega reservoir in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad.(HT image)

Flood waters will help pilot project on water conservation in floodplains

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:45 AM IST
Artificial reservoirs are being created on the Yamuna plains of one metre depth in which floodwater will be collected.
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