Dharmendra Pradhan reviews flood situation in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday reviewed the situation in flood-affected areas in Odisha.

The Minister, accompanied with Balangir MP Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo and Kalahandi MP Basant Panda conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Kalahandi, Boudh, Subarnapur and Balangir district in Odisha.

The Union Minister also interacted with the locals in Balangir district, who were affected by the recent floods.

“Visited Laxmizor Dam at Barpalipada in Balangir district today. Interacted with the locals affected by the recent floods, heard their grievances and suggestions for relief works and speedy restoration in the area,” tweeted Pradhan.

Pradhan also held a meeting with several senior district officials and stakeholders here regarding the status of ongoing relief and restoration work in the flood-affected areas.

“Heavy rain & floods have caused massive damage to crops, houses & infrastructure. Urged officials to complete damage analysis at the earliest. Requested District Collector to prepare a roadmap & initiate steps to provide #MudraLoans to small businesses & vendors to help rebuild,” tweeted Pradhan.