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AP govt steps up relief measures as rains lash state

The Andhra Pradesh government has set up about 100 relief camps across the state and air-dropped food packets to people affected by heavy rains and floods even as the situation in East and West Godavari districts turned grim.

Due to incessant rains and resultant flooding in several areas, especially in the coastal districts, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday reviewed the situation with chief secretary P K Mohanty and other senior officials here.

‘The relief work should continue on war footing and adequate field staff should be kept ready to ensure no loss to life and property. Officials should ensure that required relief reached every needy person,’ a government release quoted the chief minister as saying. The relief measures are being carried out with the help of Army, Air Force, Navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the district administration, the release quoted the Chief Secretary as saying.

The state government has set up around 100 relief camps and air-dropped food packets in Bhadrachalam division (in Khammam district) on Sunday.
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