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YSRCP demands immediate relief for flood victims

Posted on Nov 06, 07:43PM | UNI

YSR Congress party today came down heavily on the Andhra Pradesh government for its total failure in anticipating the intensity of cyclone and the resultant floods in the state.

Talking to mediapersons here, party MLA G Srikanth Reddy demanded that the government make immediate arrangements for payment of financial relief to the victims who suffered property and crop losses due to the heavy floods.

Mr Reddy said there were neither medical camps nor drinking water supplies in the flood-hit areas. Heavy property and crop losses had occurred in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasham and Godavari districts because of the government's negligence, he claimed and said the victims should be compensated immediately.

Taking objection to the Revenue Minister Raghuvera Reddy's announcement that there was no danger from the Cyclone 'Nilam', the MLA sought an explanation from the minister on what basis he made the statement.

"The government should openly admit its failure in anticipating the intensity of the natural calamity and take steps for immediate relief to the farmers and others who lost their crops and property," he demanded.

The MLA objected to the statements of some ministers that central teams would visit to assess the flood damage. "What is the use of such teams? The government has not yet paid the input subsidy promised to farmers during the Jal cyclone in the past," he remarked.