Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that the state has lost about five thousand crore rupees in the last few days due to excessive rains and floods. In a letter to PM Modi, the Chief Minister has requested him to immediately release Rs 1350 crore for relief and rescue operations. KCR has demanded 600 crores rupees for farmers and Rs 750 crores to compensate for the damage done in Greater Hyderabad and other areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy and discussed the situation arising out of continuous rains. PM Modi assured both the chief ministers of possible central assistance.
PM Modi tweeted, “I spoke to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy about the situation created by heavy rains. The Center assured all possible help in relief and rescue work. My condolences to the people affected by the heavy rains.”
The state government of Telangana has informed that 50 people have lost their life due to heavy rain and flooding in Telangana. Of these, 11 people have died in Hyderabad alone. Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the families of the deceased.
At the same time, the Rao also assured that those whose house was completely damaged, the state government will make a new house for them. If the house is partially damaged, financial support will be provided for the repair. Due to heavy rains in the state since Tuesday, heavy losses have occurred in Hyderabad and elsewhere.
According to the government, about 7.35 lakh acres of crops were inundated in the state. Even if there is 50 per cent loss to crops, the loss will be Rs 2,000 crore. The government further said that it is for the first time after 1916, 31 cm of rain was recorded in a day under the limits of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). As a result, many places in the GHMC were submerged. As the water reached the basement areas of the apartment, people faced a lot of problems.
72 rehabilitation centres were opened in Hyderabad where people were given temporary shelter along with food. Every day 1.10 lakh people were served food. Apart from giving relief of Rs 600 crore to the farmers, the government is giving additional assistance of Rs 750 to take relief and rehabilitation measures in GHMC and other areas.
The people of Telangana have suffered heavy loses and are very angry as locals affected by the floods in Telangana threw slippers at MLA ManchireddyKishan Reddy and vandalized his car when he went to visit the affected areas. Ibrahimpatnam MLA MankireddyKishan Reddy and other TRS workers arrived on Thursday to visit the flood-hit Medipally area.
President Ramnath Kovind said on Wednesday that the country is united with the people of Telangana in this hour of crisis. There has been heavy rainfall in some parts of the state. President Kovind also held talks with Telangana Governor Tamilasai Sundararajan and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and expressed concern over the loss of life and property due to continuous rains. The President tweeted that he held talks with Telangana Governor Tamilasai and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and expressed concern over the loss of life and property due to incessant rains in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana. In this hour of crisis, the country is united with the people of Telangana.