Central Team On Odisha Visit To Assess Flood Damage From Tomorrow

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Bhubaneswar: An inter-ministerial Central team led by Praveen Vashista, Joint Secretary (LWE), Ministry of Home Affairs is coming on a 2-day visit to Odisha for an on the spot assessment of the situation in the wake of flood in August.

The team comprises members from the ministries of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Water Resources, Road Transport & Highways, Rural Development and Finance. The team is scheduled to arrive at Bhubaneswar on Wednesday morning.

During the 2-day stay, the team is likely to visit Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada and Puri districts. They will hold a meeting under the chairmanship of the chief secretary here on Thursday.

Among others, Development Commissioner, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Special Relief Commissioner & Additional Chief Secretary, Disaster Management and Secretaries of different departments will attend the meeting.

The team is scheduled to return in evening flight on Thursday.

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