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Andhra Pradesh CM writes to PM Narendra Modi in search of Rs 1,000 cr flood reduction

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has urged the Centre to sanction an interim reduction of Rs 1,000 crore to the state and depute an inter-ministerial Central crew for assessing damages within the flood-affected districts.

The Chief Minister wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Residence Minister Amit Shah in search of the Central grant.

He requested the Centre to come back to the rescue of the state on this hour of disaster and instantly present reduction to the affected households and restore normalcy by endeavor repairs and restoration of broken infrastructure.

He additionally requested the Prime Minister to depute an inter-ministerial Central crew on the earliest to evaluate the injury and losses attributable to the heavy rains.

He talked about that the price of the crops injury and loss to infrastructure is estimated at Rs 6,054.29 crore.

The Chief Minister wrote that despair in Bay of Bengal throughout November 13 to twenty triggered heavy to very heavy rains in southern a part of the state.

4 south coastal districts and 4 Rayalaseema districts acquired 11.1 cm rainfall throughout the interval in opposition to the conventional rainfall of three.2 cm with deviation of 255.5 per cent.

The Chief Minister added that heavy rains lashed temple city of Tirupati, Tirumala, Nellore city, Madanapalli, Rajampet city and so forth, inflicting inundation of low-lying areas and disrupting the conventional life. Inundation within the affected areas was a lot that 17 NDRF/SDRF groups and two helicopters needed to be deployed for endeavor search and rescue operations.

Forty folks, together with an SDRF constable who was on a search and rescue operation, have died and 25 others had been nonetheless reported lacking. About 1,402 villages in 196 mandals and 4 cities had been affected. A complete of 324 reduction camps had been opened accommodating about 69,616 folks, Reddy wrote.

A number of highways, irrigation tanks and canals acquired breached and broken at a number of locations in Kadapa, Chittoor, Anantapur and Nellore district.

Heavy rains created havoc within the districts because the crops in hundreds of acres suffered injury. The worst affected had been the farmers because the crops that had been prepared for harvesting had been broken, the Chief Minister mentioned.

Agriculture crops like paddy, bengal gram, cotton, black gram, groundnut, sunflower, sugarcane in an extent of 1.43 lakh hectares is broken. Horticulture crops like banana, papaya, turmeric, onion and greens had been broken in an extent of 42,299 hectares.

About 240.90 km size of highway, 59.6 km pipelines, 2,764 avenue lights, 197.05 km open drainage, 71 municipal colleges/buildings/neighborhood centres had been additionally broken.

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