The BJP in Andhra Pradesh on Monday asked the state government to take up sanitation and health measures on a war footing to prevent any possible outbreak of epidemic in the flood-affected areas in five districts.
After the flood fury that devastated Kurnool, temple town Mantralayam and other areas, there was an urgent need to improve sanitary conditions to prevent outbreak of epidemic, State BJP President Bandaru Dattatreya told reporters here.
The people have been complaining of severe shortage of essential commodities in the flood-hit areas, particularly in Kurnool town. Prices of rice and edible oil are beyond the reach of the common man, he said.
The Civil Supplies Department should set up retail outlets in the flood-affected areas to sell foodgrains, vegetables and milk at reasonable prices, Dattatreya said.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu would undertake an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka tomorrow, party spokesperson N Ramachander Rao said in a statement here this evening.