Vijayawada

Central team visits Phethai-hit villages

An inter-ministerial team comprising Joint Secretary, Government of India, Sanjeev Kumar Jindal and others interacted with farmers in Tenali, Amruthaluru and Ponnur mandals to assess crop loss due to Cyclone Phethai.

The team consisting of B.K. Srivastava, K.K Singh, RB Rahul and Manick Chandra visited Amrathuluru village in Tsundur mandal where farmers, including those cultivating horticulture crops, suffered large-scale losses.

At Kodativaripalem village, the Central team interacted with K. Lakshminarayana and S. Srinivasa Rao who told the members that crop spread over 1,200 acres had been submerged after the cyclone. The farmers said they suffered 80 % crop loss.

Procurement centre

Joint Collector AMD Imtiyaz said that damaged paddy would be procured at the rate of ₹1,550 per quintal and added that a paddy procurement centre would be set up in the village.

At Alapadu village in Tsundur mandal, Gudapati Srinivasa Rao said that banana plantations suffered extensive damage and sought the support of the government.

Earlier, the team inspected a photo exhibition at Tenali.

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