After taking stock of the extent of damage caused to the floods in Nellore district, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed the officials to complete the distribution of provisions by Sunday.
In a teleconference on Saturday, he spoke to 2,500 grassroots level officials, Panchayat Secretaries, members of Janmabhoomi-MaaVooru committees and other officials in Nellore. He also called on people and officials to extend full co-operation to the government machinery for enumeration and relief operations.
In most severely affected mandals, 25 kg of rice, 1kg of dal, 1 kg of sugar and 1kg of cooking oil will be distributed. 10 kg of rice will be distributed in the not so severely affected mandals. In order to offer fullest support to the weavers who suffered damages due to the incessant rains, 50 kg of rice, 1kg of dal, 1 kg of sugar and 1kg of cooking oil will be distributed. Rs 2,000 will be distributed to each family whose houses have been washed away causing damage to clothing and utensils, he said.
He called upon elected representatives and local body members to make people aware of their entitlements.
He directed the officials to position all the provisions and other essential commodities at the Fair Price Shops by today evening. “Distribution must be completed by tomorrow without any misappropriation,” he stressed.
The Chief Minister said that special attention must be accorded to sanitation so that communicable diseases do not spread. Making bleaching powder available and complete chlorination of water at the earliest are needed, he added.
The Chief Minister suggested utilizing the services of officials, mandal representatives and JanmabhoomiMaaVooru committees to ensure enumeration is completed in the next two days. Breaches in panchayat and R&B roads must be repaired on war footing, he said.
Stressing on implementing effective disaster management, he said “We need to build a system in such a way so that such calamities are handled efficiently in the future”. (INN)