In response to a request received from the Eluru District Administration for
Rescue and Relief Operations due to massive flooding of the Godavari River, the
Indian Navy launched two medium-lift UH3H helicopters from INS Dega at
Visakhapatnam on 14 Jul 22 for providing humanitarian assistance to the water-
locked areas of Koida (7 habitations and Katkur (9 habitations) in Velairpadu
The helicopters air-dropped relief material including essential food items, medicines, milk, bread, etc to the marooned villagers. So far over 2000 kg of relief material has been delivered by the helicopters operating from Rajahmundry airport. The relief operation would continue on Friday.