SRC asks Collectors to remain alert as weatherman forecasts rain
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Monday asked collectors of all 30 districts of Odisha to alert farmers against the heavy rain forecast issued by IMD in the state from December 7.
In his letter to the Collectors, SRC Bisnhupada Sethi directed them to advise the farmers to shift their harvested paddy from the farmland and keep them stacked under cover from rain. Similarly, farmers have also been asked to cut paddy ready for harvest and store safely along with proper care of the paddy in Mandi.
Apart from Collectors, the SRC also wrote letters to State Agriculture, Cooperative, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare departments and alerted them against the rain.
Notably, the IMD Regional Centre in the city yesterday released a bulletin predicting heavy rain in at least 18 districts of Odisha triggered by a low pressure formed over south Andaman Sea. The system is very likely to develop into a depression in next 24 hours bringing downpour by December 7, the bulletin said.