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Indian Navy continues its relief operations in Odisha
The Indian Navy continues its relief operations in Odisha, badly affected by severe cyclonic storm Fani.
Visakhapatnam: The Indian Navy continues its relief operations in Odisha, badly affected by severe cyclonic storm Fani. Providing succor to those in immediate need of assistance in villages near Puri, air dropped food packets and relief material in inundated and inaccessible areas by deploying helicopters. The relief operation was also carried out operating three ships.
In addition, a relief camp and community kitchen at Pentakota village in Puri were set up, Potable water of 5,000 litres was supplied to Chattragad village. Additional 5,000 litres of bottled water will reach the relief camp from Visakhapatnam by night.
Based on a request from the temple administration, a naval diving team from INS Chilka undertook diving operations to clear off sand, plastic, other organic matter accumulated alongside the Kalijai floating Jetty, and carried out underwater assessment of the jetty for safe operations.
The two-hour long activity was undertaken by a team of six divers. Naval medical teams catered to three villages in Odisha. About 150 persons have been provided medical assistance and medicines were distributed to those in need. The medical team also sensitised the villagers on preventive measures to avoid water-borne diseases.