Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of those who died due to rain-related incidents in the state. In a teleconference held to take stock of the incessant rains in the state, the Chief Minister directed the officials to remain alert for the next 24 hours. He also asked the officials to complete relief, restoration and rehabilitation works on war-footing.
The Chief Minister informed that two NDRF helicopters from Chennai have arrived to Chittoor and Nellore districts to rescue people stranded in floodwaters. “Distribute 20kg rice and 2 liters kerosene to the victims within a day, on lines of relief provided during Hudhud,” he added.
The Chief Minister has directed the officials to ensure rescue and rehabilitation efforts were in place in flood-affected areas. He also asked officials to complete restoration works of lakes at the earliest. “Restore electricity in the flood-hit areas on war-footing,” he added.
In the teleconference, the Chief Minister interacted with six ministers who are monitoring relief and restoration works in the flood-hit districts. The ministers were assigned districts to monitor the flood situation and ensure support to people in every way possible. These include –Narayana, Siddha Raghava Rao for Nellore, Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa, Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy, Pattipati Pullarao for Chittoor, Ganta Srinivasa Rao for Kadapa. The Ministers and officials of departments concerned were present.