Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday conducted an aerial survey of Andhra Pradesh’s flood-hit areas.

The Prime Minister arrived at Gannavaram airport in Vijayawada at 2.20 p.m. He saw a photo exhibition arranged by the state government on the damage caused by the floods and spoke to Chief Minister K. Rosaiah and other top officials.

Mr. Manmohan Singh, accompanied by the chief minister, later flew in a helicopter over Krishna and Guntur, two of the five districts affected by floods in the Krishna River.

The prime minister saw the inundated villages along the river and inquired from the chief minister about the extent of damage caused by the floods, billed as the worst in a century for the state.

After the aerial survey of the two districts, Mr. Manmohan Singh was scheduled to arrive here and hold a meeting at the Raj Bhavan with the chief minister and top officials to review the situation and relief operations.

After the night-halt here, he will make an aerial survey of flood-hit Kurnool and Mahbubnagar districts Saturday morning and will then fly to Karnataka to survey flood-hit areas in that neighbouring state.

The Prime Minister will return to Hyderabad at 12.25 p.m. and will fly back to New Delhi.

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