Hyderabad: The Telangana government, on 1 November, said it has distributed Rs. 387.9 crores to 3.87 lakh families affected by the recent floods.
Between 12 and 18 October, Hyderabad received unprecedented rainfall which led to more than 50 deaths and property loss of Rs 670 crore within the city limits. The state government announced Rs 550 crore from the Chief Minister's Relied Fund to the municipal administration and urban development department (MAUD) for rescue, relief, and rehabilitation programmes in flood-affected areas.
Under this, the government provides Rs 10,000 cash was to be provided as immediate financial assistance to each affected family.
As per the instructions of the Chief Minister, the chief secretary Somesh Kumar reviewed the distribution of cash to flood-affected families on Sunday with the principal secretary, MAUD, and the GHMC commissioner.
On 31 October, residents of the Old City started publically protesting for the promised Rs 10,000. They alleged that the ruling party leaders are diverting the compensation to their people.
During the meeting, it was decided to distribute cash to all the remaining families affected by inundation and the recent heavy rains. In this regard, the chief secretary directed the principal secretary, MAUD, and the GHMC commissioner to prepare a schedule for the distribution of cash in all the affected localities. Further, it was also decided to provide cash at the doorsteps of the affected and deserving families.