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RAIN HAVOC IN PICTURES: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy going around the photo exhibition on the rain damage in Nizamabad district, on Tuesday evening.
RAIN HAVOC IN PICTURES: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy going around the photo exhibition on the rain damage in Nizamabad district, on Tuesday evening.

Staff Reporter

Wants supply of safe drinking water to maximum extent possible

NIZAMABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy directed the authorities to take all steps to prevent the outbreak of epidemics in the wake of the recent torrential rain.

People need to be supplied safe drinking water to the maximum extent possible, he said.

At a review conducted here on Tuesday evening, he suggested the district authorities to ensure sterilisation of mosquito larva on the stagnated water.

Mosquito menace had to be effectively arrested and medical camps organised wherever they were required, he said.

Collector I.S. Sri Naresh told the Chief Minister that the district administration had already launched a 15-day programme of conducting medical camps across the district to check the spread of viral fevers and to treat the patients.

Officials summoned

Dr. Reddy in his 15-minute review called the officers belonging to Roads & Buildings, Agriculture and Municipal Corporation one after another and wanted to know about the extent of damage that had occurred due to the heavy rain in the district.

He expressed satisfaction over the measures taken up by the district administration for rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of heavy rain.

He patted the officials for their excellent work in rescuing the flood victims.

Earlier on his arrival from Adilabad at 5.30 pm he went around a photo exhibition arranged on flood damage.

Assembly Speaker K. R. Suresh Reddy, Ministers D. Srinivas and Mohammad Ali Shabbir, MLAs S. Gangaram and B. Sudarshan Reddy, DCC president Gadugu Gangadhar, Collector, I. S. Sri Naresh, Joint Collector, G. Ramnarayan Reddy, and Deputy IG, Anjanikumar, received the Chief Minister at the helipad on Police Parade Grounds.


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