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Navy dispatches relief to cyclone-hit Lakshadweep islands

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The Indian Navy has provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to people affected by cyclone Ockhi in Lakshadweep, a Defence spokesperson said here today.

The relief material, carried on Indian Navy ships, reached the island of Minicoy on Sunday and the Kavaratti and Kalpeni islands yesterday, he said.

"A total of four tonnes of disaster relief material, including dry provisions like rice, dal, salt andpotatoes, water, blankets, raincoats, disposable clothes, mosquito nets and dhurries, has been handed over to the local administration," the spokesperson said.

Dry provisions and ready to eat meals are also being dispatched to Bitra Island by chopper from the INS Dweeprakshak (base) at Kavaratti.

The relief material would last seven days for about 2,000 people, he added.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 12:40 IST