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Essential food articles like rice, dal, edible oil, onions, and potatoes will be distributed to the families in flood-affected areas of Andhra Pradesh, the state government said on Sunday. The announcement come after a review meeting on the flood situation in Chittoor, Nellore, Kadapa & Anantapur districts. 

As per the order, the flood-affected families will be given 25 kilos of rice, 1 kilo red gram daal, 1 liter oil, 1 kilo of potatoes and onion. 

At least 25 people have been killed and 17 others were reported missing in rain-related incidents in different districts of Andhra Pradesh since Friday. Following the incident, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Chittoor and YSR districts.

As per the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), Reddy saw the damage caused by rain in Kadapa, Renigunta, Tirupati town, Peruru project and Swarnamukhi river areas, along with inundated areas affected by Papagni and Penna rivers.

He also met the Navy personnel engaged in relief operations and spoke to local MLAs and Collectors regarding the relief measures.

The CM also inspected the Veligallu and Annamayya project area that was severely damaged due to floods.

The Chief Minister also surveyed Pincha projects and the areas affected by the Cheyyeru River and other flood-prone areas.

"He directed officials to take immediate sanitation measures in Tirupati town and prepare a master plan on the drainage system in the city to take appropriate action," the CMO said.

"Officials have informed that 500 personnel have already been deployed from various municipalities for the relief operations and to clear the trash that accumulated in the streets and blocked the drains," the CMO added.

Reddy has instructed the officials to complete the estimation of crop damage and take measures to support the farmers. He has also directed the authorities to provide immediate financial assistance to the flood-hit households and to assist them while they are returning to their homes.

(With inputs from agencies)

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