Residents of Badapur village under Patrapur block in Ganjam district organised a ‘ashta-prahar' keertan in the village to appease the raingod. It may be noted that agriculture has suffered in the area due to low rainfall.

According to villagers, they had rainfall 27 days ago. If there is no rainfall in next few days, their existing crops will also be destroyed. So, the villagers have decided to use ‘keertan' as their last resort.