Vijayawada

Rain loss Rs. 3,000 cr., State seeks Rs. 1,000 cr. in advance

In all, 95 stations received heavy rainfall, ranging from 200 mm to 657 mm, from November 15 to 19, while Nellore district suffered extensive damage, followed by Chittoor and Kadapa.

There was also severe crop loss in East and West Godavari districts and minor damage in Anantapur, Prakasam and Krishna.

According to preliminary reports, 35 people were killed, with 146 villages getting badly hit.

As many as 467 houses were completely damaged, and 2,029 were partially damaged.

Over two lakh hectares of agriculture and horticulture crops were affected, and more than 550 irrigation tanks and channels were damaged.

More than 1,800 km road under the Roads and Buildings and Panchayat Raj departments were damaged.

National Highway-16 suffered a huge breach at Manabolu near Gudur, disrupting traffic from Nellore to Chennai, besides cutting off link between the Nellore district headquarters and the Gudur Revenue Division.

Meanwhile, the authorities are taking up repair works on a war footing on the national highway, and traffic is expected to be restored on the highway by Thursday evening.

The CM informed Mr. Modi that he was personally monitoring rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures, and the government was taking all necessary steps to mitigate people’s sufferings.

He said as many as 188 relief camps had been opened, and more than 26,000 people had been accommodated in various camps. As many as 10 NDRF teams have been deployed for rescue operations, , Mr. Naidu wrote.


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