Following heavy rains, there has been a heavy discharge of flood water from the Prakasam barrage, which in turn has been affecting as many as 90 villages in Krishna and Godavari districts. The villages that are on Krishna river basin have been severely affected by water upstream. As a precautionary measure, the people of these flood-hit villages have been sent to relief camps. About 56 relief and 55 medical camps have been set up in the two districts, officials said. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are working day and night to provide assistance to the locals. Currently, 180 members from NDRF are working in the two districts.
Meanwhile, the ministers and local MLAs are touring the flood-hit areas and assessing the situation. State ministers Anil Kumar Yadav, Kodali Nani, V Srinivas, Perni Nani visited these flood-hit areas and instructed the officials to take necessary steps in order to avoid human and cattle loss. As Chief Minister Y S Jagan is on a tour to the USA, the ministers plunge into action to control the situation.
The friction between the ruling party and Opposition in Andhra Pradesh doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. The floods that are causing havoc in Krishna and Guntur districts are being used for the political mileage by both the parties.
Ever since the Jagan party came into the power, it has been trying to corner the Telugu Desam Party. By dismantling Praja Vedika, YSRCP scored a point over the Opposition. In the heat of the moment, the government decided to clean the Krishna river embankment from illegal constructions. It has sent notices to the owners who built houses on the river bank. The Jagan government is trying prove that the rented residence of Opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu is also an illegal construction. The floods of Krishna have become a shot in the arm to the ruling party, as Chandrababu’s house is surrounded by water. Telugu Desam tried to use the drone controversy to deviate the issue and kicked a row. But it failed to attract the sympathy of the people of AP, the political analysts observed.