Odisha CM asks officials to submit flood damage report in 7 days

Naveen Patnaik reviewed the flood situation in four districts of Odisha through video conferencing with collectors and asked them to tackle the situation effectively. 

Published: 17th July 2017 11:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 11:47 PM   |  A+A-

Two hours of rain on Monday morning inundated the Patapala area in Cuttack. (Photo| ENS)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has asked collectors of four worst flood affected districts to submit preliminary reports of damage within seven days.
The chief minister on Monday reviewed the flood situation in Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Koraput and Cuttack districts through video conferencing with collectors and asked them to tackle the situation effectively. 

The ordered the state administration to be alert and take steps to deal with the situation by coordinating with different departments and field employees.
He also asked the officials to take up restoration of road communication, power service disrupted because of the floods and cleaning of garbage from the roads on a war footing. He said purification of drinking water sources in urban as well as rural areas should be completed on priority basis.
The chief minister directed the health department to take immediate steps to ensure that diseases do not spread because of the flood. Besides, he also said that steps should be initiated to keep cattle free from diseases during the period.
Besides, he asked immediate repair of schools and Anganwadi centres damaged in the flood. Revenue and disaster management minister Maheswar Mohanty, development commissioner R Balakrishnan, special relief commissioner Bishnupada Sethi and senior officials from different departments were present.

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