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‘Govt will deal with the floods’

Statesman News Service |

press trust of india
Sant Kabirnagar (UP), 1 July
Directives to deal with the floods in eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh have been issued and the government would take all possible steps to avert a tragedy, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said today.
“Whether there is excessive rainfall on the hills or in Nepal, it would have an impact in Purvanchal. Therefore, we should remain prepared for dealing with the flood situation here,” Mr Yadav told reporters
in response to a question
on floods in this part of the state.
The chief minister said necessary directives had been issued to the officials concerned to deal with the situation and the government would take all measures in this regard.
He had come here to give compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family of Sudhakar Yadav who died in the helicopter crash in Uttarakhand recently.
He said extending respect to a martyr was a tradition for which he had come to
the IAF officer’s native village Maghar-Asharfabad by road after landing at Khalilabad.
Meanwhile, the state machinery has been put on high alert in 12 districts of the region with incessant rains continuing for some time now.