Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah on Thursday said crops on 17,292 hectares were damaged and 2,099 houses were damaged, 39 of them fully. He said the government would sanction houses for fully damaged ones under IAY scheme. Compensation would be paid for partially damaged houses, he added.
Reviewing the loss occurred due to heavy rains in the district in his chambers, the Collector said that JD (Agriculture) had so far estimated the crop loss on 17,292 hectares and horticulture crops on 342 hectares in 12 mandals, and nine animals had died. Some 8,632 fishermen had lost their livelihood as nets and fishing boats worth Rs. 16.74 lakh were damaged. The fishermen families had been supplied 10kg of rice as relief.
Officials of the R & B, Panchayat Raj and Irrigation Departments sought Rs. 107crore, Rs. 65crore and 20crore respectively for carrying out repairs to roads, buildings and irrigation sources. The APTransco had incurred a loss of Rs. 66 lakh. The Collector asked them to submit a detailed report by November 15. Their reports would be kept on display at panchayat/mandal offices on November 19, 20 and 21. The final report would be submitted to the government on November 25.