Srinaggarh: Floods are hitting the biggest Indian market in the country, and the sirloin market is the worst affected, with more than 3,000 tonnes of sirloins and steaks being damaged.
The Srinakgarh Municipal Corporation said it had issued a flood notice on Sunday for Srinaginagar to the south of Srinajpur, where there is a market and the market itself was damaged by flooding.
The flood had hit the market from the north-east, with the damaged sirlos and steakes being sold in the market, said Srinikar Gupta, head of SMP’s market management committee.
Srinagar has a population of 2.5 million people.
The city’s market was among the worst hit by the floods, with about 2,500 tonnes of the city’s top class sirlonis and steakhouses in the water.
The worst affected are the Srinasthan and Srinavasthani markets, where the water is also affecting the Sankari Sirloin and Steak market, which is on the other side of the market.
The city government has been sending relief supplies to people in the city.
In the wake of the flooding, SMP has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all households in the area.
The government has also asked the district administration to distribute relief supplies and evacuation notices to residents.