NCMC reviews Ockhi situation

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) has reviewed rescue and relief operations being carried out in high seas and coastal areas hit by cyclone Ockhi.

The review meeting, chaired by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, took stock of the situation in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep, officials said.

They said the meetings were held since Sunday and attended by senior officials of Ministries of Home, Defence and earth sciences and the National Disaster Management Authority.

The NCMC is continuously monitoring the situation and have assured states all help in dealing with it, officials said.

Naval ships, choppers and Coast Guard vessels are engaged in the rescue and relief operations and efforts are on to trace around 100 missing fishermen.

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