Monday, March 4, 2024

Jagan VISITS CYCLONE-RAVAGED TIRUPATI, BAPATLA DISTS Assures all help to victims CM Crop loss compensation to be offered to affected farmers

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Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy toured the cyclone-ravaged areas in Tirupati and Bapatla districts on Friday and assured the victims that the government would stand by them in every respect.
He undertook an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Tirupati district along with the District Collector who explained the details of the loss caused by the cyclone.
The Chief Minister addressed the cyclone victims at Balireddypalem in Vakadu mandal and told them that the government would extend financial support to all farmers who suffered crop loss due to the cyclone.
On the way to Balireddypalem from Vidyanagar helipad, the Chief Minister examined the breach in the Swarnamukhi River besides visiting some of the affected paddy fields and speaking to farmers.
He spoke to the accompanying officials and enquired about the progress of the restoration of civic amenities like drinking water and power supply and repairs of damaged roads. He also gave directions to the officials on the enumeration of crop loss.
He said that 8,364 people have been shifted to 92 relief camps and more than 60,000 people have been supplied the groceries including 25 kg of rice.
He told the victims every house that received flood water would be given Rs  2500 each in the next four or five days and volunteers and village secretariat staff would distribute the amount.

Farmers who have suffered crop loss in the cyclone would be supplied seeds with 80 per cent subsidy within a week, he said, adding that power supply has been restored in half of the affected areas and officials are working hard to restore it in the rest.
The Chief Minister also said that officials have proposed to build a high-level bridge across River Swarnamukhi and the Government is ready to build it with a cost of Rs. 30 crore.
He said the g overnment has received proposals on repairing nearly 110 tanks damaged in the cyclone and an amount of Rs. 32 crore has been sanctioned to repair them. The repair works will soon begin.
Reiterating that it is the people’s government, he assured them that only good things would happen to the people in the present dispensation and the administration is ready to help them in difficult times.
The government will extend financial relief transparently.
Interacting with the cyclone victims at Pathandaypalem in Bapatla district, the Chief Minister said that all cyclone-affected would receive financial aid.
He said that the Government has evolved a system to help the victims of natural calamities and volunteers and village secretariat staff are identifying the cyclone-affected victims and displaying the lists at the Secretariats. He asked the people not to believe the lies being spread by the opposition and a section of the media.
Names of those who missed in the lists would be included after the social audit, he said, adding that people are free to contact officials if their names are not found for any reason.
He further said that farmers are getting input subsidies and insurance claims promptly now unlike during the TDP rule and this time, input subsidy would be paid before the Sankranti festival.
The Chief Minister said that 55 lakh farmers received insurance claims worth Rs. 7,800 crore in the last 54 months while only 34 lakh farmers received insurance worth Rs 3400 crore during the TDP rule.
He asked people not to believe the false propaganda of agenda-driven media.
Bapatla MLA Kona Raghupati was also present.

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