**Bhubaneswar:** Taking stock of the situation after holding a high level review meeting of the Cyclone Titili-triggered torrential rains and flood situation in the three districts of southern Odisha, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said that relief operations are going on in full swing there.
The Chief Secretary held video conferencing with the three Collectors of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada. Rayagada Sub-Collector represented and the Collector was on field tour.
He informed that maximum damage has been noticed in Gajapati district as per the initial assessment. Stage by stage the restoration of the infrastructural damage is going on at present.
In his media reactions, he said, “Free kitchen has been opened where the affected people have been sheltered and unable to go back home. The operation will continue as relief will be provided for the next one week at least.”
He informed, “Airdropping is being held in Ganjam. We’ll also extend it to Gajapati today and tomorrow depending on the availability of the helicopter. Airdropping will be done in unconnected and difficult areas.”
Further informed, “Restoration work of drinking water is also on full swing. Water supply has been restored in Parlakhemundi town. We expect that water supply will be restored in rural areas in the next one day. It’s because of electricity connection. However, we’ll make available water supply available in block headquarters by means of generator power supply. In the rural areas of Gajapati district the villagers mostly depend on tubewells and the tubewells are functioning. Some of the tubewells which had been submerged, we’ve disinfected them and have made fit for consumption.”
The Chief Secretary stated, “Maximum damage has been noticed in Aska and Purushottampur towns in Ganjam district. Electricity has been almost restored in other places in Ganjam district. By today evening and tomorrow morning, rest of the district will be restored with electricity. Some sort of electricity problem is there only in Aska and Purushottampur towns. But, we expect that electricity would be available in these towns by today evening. Restoration of electricity in rural areas may take one week. In Gajapati district the same as extensive damage has been caused to road connectivity. Once road infrastructure is through, rest of the infrastructures can proceed. Extensive damage has been caused to electricity in Gajapati district.
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