Malkangiri: Maoists have once again stopped a development project in a flood-hit region in this district, resulting in disruption of communication, a report said.
The ultras had cut-off the link by digging a road August 14 at Temurupali under Mathili panchayat. Following this, the administration engaged a contractor to repair the road. But the contractor and the engineer concerned of the department had to flee from the site after getting threats from the left wing extremists.
This has now left communication completely disrupted to Temurupali, a panchayat with a population of 3,000 people of tribal communities.
Earlier, the Maoists had torched construction vehicles opposing the laying of the same road. Locals demanded immediate maintenance of the road to restore communication.
On the other hand, plying of vehicles between Khairaput and Bonda Ghat has been affected due to landslide along the road. Similarly, the rising water level in river Palem in Ralegada and Papermetla panchayats under Chitrakonda block has separated 30 villages from the rest of the state.
Meanwhile, Collector Manish Agrawal has directed the officials to file a loss assessment report at the earliest as several hectares of farmland were submerged and many animals have been swept away in the flash floods.
The officials have been instructed to provide polythene sheets and cooked food to the families whose houses have been damaged.
The block and district level officials are visiting several areas to assess the loss caused by the rains.
With the meteorology department predicting low-pressure induced rain till August 20, the district administration has made all arrangements to face any eventuality, an official said.