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Andhra Pradesh CM asks collectors to carefully assess cyclone loss

Posted on Nov 11, 08:26AM | UNI

Andhra Pradesh chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today asked the District Collectors to be careful while assessing the loss occured due to Cyclone Nilam and said no farmer should get injustice.

The Chief Minister reviewed the measures taken in the aftermath of the cyclone that batterred the state, at a high level meeting with the Collectors through video-conference in the secretariat.

He said the Collectors should send a comprehensive report to the government by mentioning the names and survey numbers of those farmers who lost their crops in rains and floods.

Mr Reddy warned that stern action would be taken if there was any mistakes in the report.

The Chief Minister said a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh was announced to the families of the 44 persons who lost their lives in torrential rains and floods and directed the Collectors to pay an additional amount of Rs 50,000 to the families who were staying below poverty line.

He said 20 kg of rice and five litres of kerosene was supplied to the families rendered homeless as immediate assistance from the government.

The Chief Minister also decided that an input subsidy' would be given to the sand covered land displaced farmers due to floods and additional compensation of Rs 8,100 per hectare would also be paid to them.

He also told the Collectors in clear terms that reports should be prepared district-wise on the discoloured paddy and cotton.

Mr Reddy further directed the Collectors to take steps for restoration of damaged roads.