The flood situation in the Agency areas under Bhadrachalam and Palvancha divisions remained grave as more than 110 villages and vast tracks of agricultural fields still marooned by floodwater in both the divisions.

Although the flood level in the Godavari started receding slowly at Bhadrachalam, road communications to more than 300 villages in Wajedu, Charla, Chintur, Kunavaram, V R Puram, Dummugudem and other flood-hit mandals remained cut off. People living in more than 500 villages in 14 mandals under the two divisions remained without electricity for the consecutive fourth day.

The water level in the Godavari stood at 57.9 feet, over four feet above the danger mark, at Bhadrachalam at 7 p.m. on Sunday. It is expected to decrease by two to three feet by 9 a.m. on Monday.

Meanwhile, flood victims staged a protest demonstration in front of a relief centre in Bhadrachalam on Sunday resenting the alleged short supply of essentials to them.

Bhadrachalam former MLA S. Rajaiah and other local CPI (M) leaders also participated in the agitation.

Earlier, a section of the protesters tried to gherao Bhadrachalam MLA K. Satyavathi when the latter arrived at the relief camp to enquire about the facilities being provided to the flood victims.

Ramalakshmi, a pregnant woman, took the staff concerned to task for allegedly failing to provide adequate quantity of milk, quality food and other essentials at the relief camp. MLC P. Sudhakar Reddy also visited the relief camp.

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