Staff Reporter

Srikakulam: District Collector Nagulapalle Srikanth has assured the victims of the recent fire accident at Mamidipalle village in Santhakaviti mandal of all possible help from the government.

About 200 families were affected by the fire mishap as nearly 90 houses destroyed in the fire. The Collector promised to initiate steps for building houses for 53 beneficiaries under the Indira Awas Yojna. He also promised to help the victims make up the losses.

He said that a financial assistance of Rs.4,000 each was extended to the affected families. He directed the civil supplies staff to supply ration to the card holders even if they did not present their ration cards as most of them lost their cards in the fire mishap. Joint Collector E. Sridhar said that all measures have been taken by Tahsildars for hassle-free supply of paddy seed and fertilizer to farmers.