Assess losses of rain fury and send report to Centre: CM tells CS

Expressing deep concern over unprecedented rain havoc all over the State causing severe hardships to the people, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today directed Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to estimate the loss incurred and forward it to the Union government for its assistance.

The Chief Minister, who was in national capital for third consecutive day, called up the Chief Secretary and enquired about the rescue and rehabilitation measures taken in the twin cities. He also reportedly directed the Chief Secretary to hold a review meeting with the district Collectors and estimate the loss caused due to heavy rains and send a report to the Centre seeking adequate financial assistance.

The Chief Minister also expressed anguish at the severe hardships caused to the people due to the incessant rainfall. Directing the officials to provide continuous help to the victims, the Chief Minister said there was colossal loss due to the floods followed by the heavy rains. Breach of lakes, roads and bridges led to inundation of the main roads and damage to permanent assets and crops, he bemoaned and asked the Chief Secretary to estimate the total loss.

The Chief Minister also asked the CS to prepare a report pertaining to loss occurred to national highways, crops, roads and infrastructure and facilities and send it to the Centre for necessary help. KCR is to urge the Centre to provide adequate help and financial assistance to the rain-ravaged State.

Later, the Chief Secretary conducted a video conference with the District Collectors and asked them to submit reports on losses occurred immediately. (NSS)