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Central team coming to assess flood loss

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An Inter-Ministerial Central Team is being sent for an on-the-spot assessment of the flood situation in Telangana.

The Home Affairs Disaster Management Division said that it has been decided to depute an Inter-Ministerial Central Team for an on-the-spot first-hand assessment of the damage and relief work carried out by the State administration. Upon submission of the final memorandum by the TS Government, the Central Team will visit the State again for a detailed assessment of the damage and for making its final recommendation on additional Central assistance.

The team will also recommend whether the disaster can be considered a severe one.

The team will be led by Kunal Satyarthi, Advisor (PP), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs, [Ph. 26701718 (0), 26701816], New Delhi, and will consist of representatives of the Ministries and Departments of Agriculture, Finance (Dept. of Expenditure), Jal Shakti (Dept. of Water Resources), Power, Road Transport & Highways, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) and the Dept. of Space.

The concerned Central Ministries and Departments are requested to nominate an Officer, familiar with the schemes and programmes in their respective sectors to assist the Team Leader.

The name of the officer nominated, together with his/her telephone number (Office & Residence), Mobile, e-mail and Fax number must be intimated by 12.30 pm on July 30 positively to the leader of the Team and to the undersigned.

It is also requested that details of allocation, release of funds and expenditure incurred during 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23, under various schemes/ programmes implemented by the concerned Ministry/ Department in Telangana may also be provided to the Team Leader.

The officer nominated may be requested to keep in touch with the Team Leader for further details regarding the visit of the Central Team to Telangana.

In view of the urgency of the matter, the Central Team will visit the State on July 31.

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