Relief operations underway in rain-hit areas of T’gana
   Date :16-Oct-2020

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 NDRF personnel carry out a rescue operation to move locals to a safer place following heavy rain in Hyderabad. (PTI)
RELIEF operations were underway on Thursday in Hyderabad and other places in Telangana in the wake of heavy rains thatcaused inundation of low-lying areas, damage to property and also standing agriculture crops. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would hold a meeting with Ministers and officials on Thursday afternoon on the rain relief measures.
State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar told PTI that the relief teams were working on Thursday to pump out water from localities where water stagnation was reported, to help citizens there and to restore normal traffic. He said 61 relief centres were operational and that more were being added wherever required. About 1.5 lakh food packets were being supplied and Annapurna subsidised food canteens in the city were utilised in the areas where water stagnated, he said.
The relief camps would continue for a couple of days, he added. The rainfall was unprecedented in Hyderabad and that the Government machinery was successful in containing human loss and loss of property, he said.