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CM Yogi conducts aerial survey of flood-hit areas

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas and directed concerned district magistrates to expedite relief operation.

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New Delhi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas and directed concerned district magistrates to expedite relief operation.

The districts surveyed by the CM from a helicopter that took off from Gorakhpur, included Gorakhpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Basti, Ayodhya, Gonda and Barabanki through which the Saryu river passes.

CM Yogi issued necessary instructions to the district magistrates to accelerate relief work in the flood affected areas.

The CM also asked the DMs for a full report on the flood relief efforts being made in the flood-hit villages of the affected districts.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister issued an order for quick distribution of relief supplies and permissible medical aid in cases of human or animal casualties.

In the last 24 hours, about 25 mm or more rainfall was recorded in 16 districts of the state. At present, 247 villages of 14 districts are affected by floods in the state.

As many as 8 NDRF teams have been sent to the state’s seven districts, including Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Lakhimpur Kheri, Varanasi, Bahraich, Ayodhya, and Bareilly, to perform rescue services.

A total of 10 districts in the state, including Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Bareilly, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Etawah, Ayodhya, and Mirzapur, have got 15 SDRF teams deployed there.

At the same time, 44 teams of 17 companies of PAC have been deployed in 46 districts of the state. At present, a total of 67 teams have already been deployed for carrying out the rescue operation in 44 districts of the state.

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