Flood-affected districts face lack of cattle fodder | Bhubaneswar News

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Kendrapada: It’s coming around a week because flooding hit villages in Kendrapada and Jajpur districts, however life remains hard. Shortage of fodder for cows has emerged as the large concern.
“Residents of Bari, Dasarathpur, Binjharapur, Barachana, Dharmasala and Korei cubes in Jajpur and Rajkanika, Aul, Pattamundai, Marsaghai and Derabishi cubes of Kendrapada are struggling to pick up those bits,” stated Manas Sahoo of Kalamatia at Bari. “Some that are far better off have started to rebuild their homes, salvaging rubble and incorporating new stuff,” he added.
Ramesh Mallick (56) of Mohanpur village beneath Aul dropped his six-room thatched home to the flooding. He explained he would need to begin over again.
The current flooding wiped out families’ stock of meals. In most locations, fodder for livestock stays inaccessible. A high number of flood-hit villagers had spat their cows on streets and embankments to rescue them .
“Flood-hit regions are facing lack of cattle fodder. I have four cattle and make Rs 6,000 per month by promoting milk. I tied my cows on the street Wednesday following floodwaters entered our village. The water washed my haystack and ruined the grass areas in the region. My cows have eaten nothing for five times,” said Sarat Das (45) of Penthapala village beneath Pattamundai block.
Like Sarat, many milkmen are concerned at the severe crisis of green fodder for cows, combined with the high costs of hay at the affected villages.
Most farmers that took refuge on roads, embankments and highland alongside their cows are to come back home as floodwaters have ruined their homes and cowsheds. They urged the police to provide fodder for cows.
When contacted, Sambeet Satapathy, Kendrapada emergency officer, stated,”As many as 18,235 homes were razed to the ground at the district from the flooding. A high number of farmers dropped standing plants over 55,000 hectares according to our preliminary report. We’ll shortly offer home building help and other assistance to the affected men and women.”

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