The Andhra Pradesh government will seek financial assistance of Rs. 1,357.42 crore from the National Calamity Contingency Fund and the Calamity Relief Fund for reconstruction work in the districts hit by the cyclone Laila.

The State Cabinet, which met here on Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, decided to seek assistance of Rs 51.74 crore towards rescue and relief operations, Rs 399.52 crore for temporary restoration work and Rs 906.16 crore for permanent restoration.

The State will soon submit the memorandum to the Centre seeking release of funds, Information and Public Relations Minister J. Geeta Reddy told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

The State government has estimated the losses arising from Laila, which crossed the Bay of Bengal coast on May 22, at Rs. 1,603.22 crore.

Crops suffered a damage of Rs. 171.44 crore, while damage to public infrastructure was estimated at Rs. 1,302.39 crore.

The State government has prepared a memorandum listing the losses and the quantum of financial assistance to be sought from the centre under the NCCF and CRF.