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Essentials provided to 6,011 flood affected families: Collector

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PNS|Bhimavaram

District Collector P Prashanthi said that essential commodities were distributed to 6,011 flood affected families in the district.

Talking to the media here on Wednesday, she said that 12 villages in Achanta mandal, one village in Narasapuram mandal, 17 villages in Yelamanchili mandal were affected by the Godavari flood water. She said that 30 villages which were located in the hinterland were surrendered by the flood water. She said that 18,306 people of 6,011 families, living in the 30 villages, were affected by the Godavari flood water.

The Collector informed that 13 flood relief centres including 12 at Achanta and one at Yelamanchili were set up for the flood affected people. She said that 124 pregnant women and 127 lactating women were identified and shifted to safer places and 25 medical camps were set to provide medical treatment to the flood victims.

The supply of essential commodities to 4,235 families in Yelamanchili mandal, 86 families in Narasapuram mandal, 1,690 families in Achanta mandal was completed today, she added.

The Collector said that essential commodities including 1,502 quintals of rice, at the rate of 25 kg per family, red gram, at the rate of 1 kg per family, palm oil at the rate of one liter, onions at the rate of 1 kg and potatoes were distributed to the 6,011 food hit families.

Collector Prashanthi said that brinjals were distributed to 686 families and green chilies to 172 families, adding 25 Metric tonnes of fodder was distributed to the farmers and cattle grazers in Yelamanchili mandal, 12 MTs in Penugonda mandal, 28 MTs in Achanta mandal. An amount of Rs 87,000 was disbursed to 44 families in Duvva village in Tanuku mandal under special assistance, she informed.

The Collector said that a total of 2,85,000 water packets were distributed to the flood victims. She said only one calf died of snake bite in the flood affected area.

Collector Prasanthi said that 292.52 KMs of roads were damaged due to floods in WG district of which 76.70 KMs state highways and 214.82 KMs district highways. Three houses were damaged partially and two huts were also damaged due to heavy rains in the district, she added. The sanitation is being carried out in a big way in the flood affected villages by 30 teams, she informed, adding that overhead tanks and irrigation tanks are being chlorinated.

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