Naveen directs repair of all canals in a month

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 (UNI) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the officials to repair canals damaged by the recent flood within a month to provide water for the rabi crop without any problem.

The Chief Minister gave the direction after reviewing the relief, health care and reconstruction work in the flood hit areas of the state.

Official sources said the meeting decided to provide Rs 10,000 through Pani panchayats for the repair of the defunct lift irrigation points.

A decision was also taken to concretise the village roads so that the communication could be restored immediately after the flood water receded.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister during the day visited the Tilakana breach in Kantapara Panchayat under Nischintakoili block in Cuttack district and inquired about distribution of relief, cooked food and health problems of the people.

Later, he visited Akhua, Marshaghai and Mahakalpada areas of Kendrapara district, Teramanpur of Rahama and Baulanga area of Tirtol block in Jagatsinghpur and inquired about the problems of the people there.

Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee Secretary Uma Ballav Rath in a statement here demanded to postpone the high school supplementary examination and waving of the school fees of the students.

He also demanded immediate repair of schools, colleges, churches, temples damaged in the flood and distribution of books and school dress to all students in the flood- hit areas free of cost.

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