Governor asks Odisha govt to expedite relief work

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal Monday asked the state government to expedite relief work and provide assistance to the people hit by the twin calamities of cyclone Titli and resultant floods.

The governor mentioned that the severe floods resulting from heavy rainfall during post cyclonic storm Titli, have wrecked the state causing casualties and loss of property.

The governor expressed his deepest condolences over the loss of lives following landslide in Gajapati district describing the incident as “unfortunate”.

Apart from restoring supply of drinking water, road connectivity and power supply are among the immediate concerns, the governor said there is also an urgent need to closely monitor the situation to avert outbreak of any water borne diseases by the Health department.

The governor also asked all concerned departments to work in coordination with each other at this time of crisis and take every step to mitigate miseries suffered by the people in flood affected areas and for bringing normalcy in all these areas.

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