Central team to arrive in Odisha for flood damage assessment

Bhubaneswar: An inter-ministerial Central team led by Praveen Vashista, Joint Secretary (LWE), Union Ministry of Home Affairs is scheduled to arrive on a 2-day visit to Odisha for an on the spot assessment of the situation in the wake of flood in August 2020.

The team comprises of members from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources, Road Transport & Highways, Rural Development and Finance, said an official on Tuesday.

The team is scheduled to arrive at Bhubaneswar on Wednesday morning.

During the 2-day programme, the team is likely to visit 4 districts namely Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada and Puri and return to Bhubaneswar on Thursday afternoon.

A wrap up meeting will be held with the team under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary on Thursday.

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