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PM to conduct aerial survey on Oct 9

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
PM to conduct aerial survey on Oct 9
PM to conduct aerial survey on Oct 9

Hyderabad, Oct 7 :

 The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will conduct an aerial survey of flood hit districts in the Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on October 9 to assess the havoc wreaked by heavy rains there and meet the affected people.

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He will undertake an aerial survey of the worst-affected districts of Krishna, Kurnool and Mahboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh for a spot assessment of the death and destruction caused by heavy rains and flood waters. He will also visit 10 worst flood-hit districts in north Karnataka to assess the damage and meet the affected people. He will land on Gannavaram airport at Vijayawada on Friday morning. Later, state officials and party leaders will brief Mr Singh on the situation in the flood-hit districts.

After conducting an aerial survey, he would convene a review meeting with Chief Minister K Rosaiah and officials on the flood situation and relief works taken up by the state government in Hyderabad. Later, the Prime Minister will leave for Karnataka to conduct an aerial survey in flood hit north-Karnataka districts.

Heavy rains due to depression in the Bay of Bengal and low pressure from the Arabian Sea from September 29 to October 2 have caused flash floods in north Karnataka and the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, leaving about 269 people dead and a million homeless.

Discharge of waters from three dams across the major rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra in Karnataka inundated several villages and towns across the region in the neighbouring states.