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Wednesday 29 December 2004

Latest Situation Report from Govt. of India

Here's the latest Situation Report from Government of India:


The first meeting of the Group of Ministers(GoM) constituted for monitoring relief and rehabilitation measures was chaired by the Prime Minister on 28th December 2004 . The Prime Minister desired that an integrated action plan for Andaman and Nicobar Islands be prepared and district-wise plans for the affected districts in the mainland States be finalised. It was also desired that action be taken to ensure that there was no spread of epidemics in the affected areas. The need for proper briefing of media was emphasized so that all the information reaches the public. An assistance of Rs. 100 crore for Sri Lanka and Rs.5 crore for Maldives was announced. The financial institutions have been directed to provide soft loan for recovery and rehabilitation in the affected areas. It was stressed that all the relief requirements for Andaman and Nicobar should be met on top priority. Aftershocks are continuing in A & N Islands . Three aftershocks were experienced at 0710 hours (5.7 Mw), 0721 hours (6.1 Mw) and 0744 hours (5.4 Mw)
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