Relief work continues in flood-hit OrissaSeptember 25th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Ten teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and four helicopters have been deployed in Orissa for flood relief operations, the home ministry said Sunday.
The teams comprise 307 men and are equipped with 60 boats, life jackets, generator sets and other equipments, a ministry statement said.
Four helicopters - three from the air force and one from the navy — have been deployed for air-dropping food packets.
Six districts of Orissa — Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Baleswar, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar have been affected by floods.
“The central government is closely monitoring the situation and is in close touch with the state government for extending the required support and assistance,” the ministry added.
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