Drought Issue: Central Team Visit Today To Evaluate Crop Loss

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Bhubaneswa; Dec.2: A 10-member Central team led by Joint Secretary (Marketing) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare KS Srinivas is visiting Odishs today to assess post drought situation in the State. This is the second time a Central team is visiting the State for crop loss assessment.

"The Central team is scheduled to visit drought-affected districts on December3 and 4 after which it will have a meeting with the state officials at the State Secretariat on December 5," Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said. 

"The team will fly to the affected districts of Nuapada, Kalahandi, Balangir and Bargarh in two groups in a helicopter. After visiting the four districts, the team might take a decision to visit other drought affected districts", the SRC told the media here.

He further said the team, after completing the district tour, will return to Bhubaneswar on December 4 and attend a review meeting presided over by the chief secretary at the State Secretariat on the next day. At the meeting, the state officials will brief the team on the overall drought situation in the state.

The Central team will leave for New Delhi on December 6.

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