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Naveen Patnaik reviewed the situation in three flood-hit districts—Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada

Bhubaneswar:12/10/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the situation in three flood-hit districts—Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada— due to cyclone Titli, and directed the district authorities to provide cooked food to the affected people for the next seven days.

In a high level meeting at the state secretariat, the Chief Minister talked to the districts collectors of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada through video conferencing and was apprised of the situation there.

Patnaik asked the district Collectors to expedite the rescue operations and provide all sorts of assistance including healthcare services in the affected areas. He also asked the Collectors to submit damage assessment report to the Special Relief Commissioner within 7 days.

During meeting, Ganjam collector urged the CM for helicopter assistance for rescue and relief operations in the affected areas of the district.

Similarly, Gajapati collector sought more fire service personnel for rescue operations. Besides, Rayagada Collector also apprised about the situation and the steps undertaken.

During the meeting the Chief Minister instructed that the flood situation in the districts of Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati need to be constantly monitored and the breaches developed in river embankments should be closed as soon as possible.

Patnaik ordered, “Affected people should be shifted to safe places and free kitchen, health and sanitation facilities should be provided to them till they return to their homes. All potable water sources should be disinfected and defunct sources should be made operative immediately. Health camps and animal care camps should be opened up in all affected areas and free medicine should be made available to the needy.”

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