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PNS | Vijayawada

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a virtual meeting with the Collectors of flood-affected districts, including Alluri Sitarama Raju, Eluru, Ambedkar Konaseema, and East and West Godavari. The meeting, which took place at the Camp Office on Thursday, focused on assessing the progress of relief and rescue operations in the flood-affected regions.

The Chief Minister stressed the importance of effective relief measures and urged officials to act promptly and compassionately to assist the affected families. He highlighted that funds had already been allocated under TR-27 to empower officials to respond swiftly to natural calamities, and sufficient time had been given to initiate relief efforts.

The Chief Minister noted that his government has been consistently following a well-established system, successfully adopted by other states over the past four years.

To ensure efficient supervision of the situation on the ground, he personally plans to visit the flood-hit areas next Monday and Tuesday.

Jagan Mohan Reddy outlined the relief assistance plan for the affected families. Those returning to their homes from relief camps will receive Rs. 2000, while individuals will be given Rs. 1000.

Additionally, households with floodwater entering their premises will receive Rs. 2000 in compensation, and all other victims will be provided with a ration consisting of 25 kg rice, 1 kg vegetables, 1 kg red gram, and 1 liter of edible oil.

Addressing the issue of damaged houses, the Chief Minister announced that each affected household, irrespective of the extent of damage, will receive Rs. 10,000 for repairs.

Chief Minister Reddy also stressed the importance of ensuring adequate medical supplies, especially medicines required for snake bites, in Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and village clinics. Once the floodwaters recede, sanitation works should be undertaken in the affected areas, with sanitation teams from other regions being sent to assist.

Furthermore, he directed the officials to conduct an enumeration of crop and property loss after the situation returns to normalcy.

Taking a long-term perspective, Chief Minister Reddy expressed the government’s responsibility to provide alternative housing and solidify permanent solutions for people residing in low-lying areas. He called upon the District Collectors to take the lead in this endeavor.

Addressing the infrastructural damage caused by the floods, Chief Minister Reddy urged officials to prioritize repairing roads and culverts. Ensuring sufficient supplies of cattle feed, drinking water, medicines, and other essentials for the affected population was also emphasized.

Revenue Minister D Prasada Rao, Chief Secretary Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, DGP KV Rajendranath Reddy, Land Administration Chief Commissioner G Sai Prasad, Special Chief Secretaries Gopalakrishna Dwivedi (Agriculture) and Ajay Jain (Village and Ward Secretariats), Civil Supplies Commissioner H Arunkumar, R&B Secretary PS Pradyumna, Municipal Administration Commissioner P Koteswara Rao, Health and Family Welfare Director J Nivas, and AP Disaster Management Department Director Dr BR Ambedkar, and other officials, were present.

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