At least 14 lakh people have been hit by flood in 20 districts of Odisha, according to the state’s Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena. Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripaty on Sunday informed that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will make an aerial survey of the people and areas hit by flood.

The Odisha CM will then hold a meeting with the state’s senior officials on Monday.

“Under CM’s direction all the measures are being taken. Adequate numbers of ODRAF, NDRF and fire services personnel have been deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations,” Tripathy said as quoted by Odisha TV.

As many as 3256 villages that come under 896 Gram Panchayats within 112 blocks of the state have been massively affected by the devastating flood.

According to the data collected by the Special Relief Commissioner, 17 people have died in the disaster while 1.69 Lakh hectares of farm land is still flooded with water. Around 2,65,723 people from 340 villages were reported injured due to flood as on Sunday.

In urban areas, 75 wards that come under 21 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are affected by flood.