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Permanent measures to prevent flood losses: Pallam Raju

Posted on Nov 17, 10:25PM | UNI

Union Minister for Human Resource Development M M Pallam Raju during his extensive tour of flood affected areas in Tuni assembly constituency today asked the officials to prepare estimates for permanent measures to prevent flood losses along with undertaking temporary repairs.

He inspected the crop situation, in Kotananduru and Routhulapudi mandals along with District Collector Neethu Kumari, Tuni MLA Krishnamraju, MLC Lakshmi Sivakumari and interacted with the people.

He assured the flood victims that both the state and central governments would extend all out assistance soon after the enumeration reports received.

At Bibipatnam village, Mr Pallam Raju inspected the Kudimpatrudu irrigation tank which had breached and instructed the irrigation engineers to submit proposals for undertaking works aimed at providing permanent solution to the recurring floods. Irrigation SE Kasivisweswerarao, while explaining the repairs to the breached tanks, said a total of 573 flood damage works were to be taken up and it require Rs 16 crore for temporary works and another Rs ten crores for permanent works.

Later at a function held at Tuni Market yard Pallam Raju distributed relief kits containing rice, palm oil, utensils, sugar and dry chillies provided by Reliance, Indian Red Cross, Kakinada Seaport, Somu Durga Prasad Charitable Trust and other organisations.