Bolangir: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today conducted an aerial survey of flood affected Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh and Sonepur districts.
Heavy rain and floods have caused massive damage to crops, houses and infrastructure in these districts, Bolangir being the worst hit.
Shortly after his return from the survey, the Union Minister held a review meeting with local MP, MLAs and senior officials in Bolangir. He reviewed the status of ongoing relief and restoration work.
He asked the Bolangir Collector to prepare a roadmap and initiate steps to provide Mudra Loans to small businesses and vendors to help them rebuild. He also asked officials to complete damage analysis at the earliest.
Kalahandi MP Basanta Kumar Panda, Bolangir MP Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo also accompanied the Union Minister during the aerial survey.