Daily Round-Up: Low Pressure over the Bay of Bengal causing Heavy Rainfall in Odisha


In Odisha, Heavy rainfall was witnessed due to the low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. Heavy rainfall in Odisha has disrupted road communication in Cuttack district on Monday. The floodwater was flowing four feet over Bilipada-Talabasta’s main road in the district’s Banki area due to the heavy rainfall in the region. 

Yellow Warning Issued for some of the districts

The formation of a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rainfall on Monday in some of Odisha districts. A yellow warning has been issued for thirteen districts in Odisha by the India Metrological Department. The yellow thirteen districts are Keonjhar, Balasore, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Dhenkanal, Angul and Cuttack.

Ganjam District asked to undergo COVID-19 test before availing ration under PDS

As the coronavirus cases are increasing day by day, the villagers allegedly denied ration without the COVID-19 test in Odisha. Under Gopalpur Sasana panchayat, the panchayat officer Prashant Kumar Behera has imposed the regulation for the beneficiaries of the three villagers. Now the locals have opposed the move and alleged that in the name of COVID-19, they are being deprived of the basic government entitlements.

Odisha- All the lower courts and tribunals across will resume their functions 

Today, all the lower courts and the tribunals across the state will resume their functions as per the schedule. But the court proceedings will be done through video conferencing. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the functioning of the courts will remain suspended in the areas where the administration has imposed lockdown or shutdown restrictions.

Under the MGNREGA scheme, the Odisha Govt to take up the forestry project for migrant employment

On Sunday, A minister said that the Odisha government would take up Forestry project worth Rs 602 crore under the MGNREGA scheme in the current fiscal year. This project is planned for providing employment to migrant workers who returned to the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation and are unemployed.

Restrictions on travel to and from the Berhampur city as COVID-19 cases fall

The restriction has been imposed by the Berhampur Municipal Corporation for travel to and from the Berhampur city. The restriction has been imposed on the residents and outsiders to travel to the city. This move is taken by Berhampur Municipal Corporation to contain the spread of coronavirus cases in the city.

TV Serial Actor Chinmay Mishra tests COVID-19 positive

The Odisha TV serial actor Chinmay Mishra tested COVID positive on Monday. Chinmay Mishra is the popular TV actor in Odia TV serial “Toh Pain Mun.” The actor provided the information on Monday through his tweet, mentioning that he is on medication and initiating home isolation as per the guidelines.