Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, on 19 October, announced that the state government has allotted Rs. 550 crore to help the poor people affected by the floods. He said the government will extend help to people living in low-lying areas of Hyderabad and provide Rs. 10,000 to each household affected by the flood. The financial aid will be provided from Tuesday morning, he said.

The Rs. 550 crore has been released to the municipal administration department.

KCR also announced that Rs. 1 lakh each would be provided all those whose houses were totally damaged in the rains and floods while Rs. 50,000 will be given to those whose homes were partially damaged. The CM has instructed officials to repair and restore all roads and other infrastructure facilities on a war footing.

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The CM has instructed the collectors of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, and Medchel to start distributing the amount to the poor from Tuesday morning. KCR instructed chief secretary Somesh Kumar to monitor the financial distribution programme and set up 200 to 250 teams. KCR said that all ministers, MLAs, corporators, Mayor, and deputy Mayor in Hyderabad should consider helping the poor their responsibility and actively participate in the programme.

KCR said the government is ready to extend help to any number of poor, even if they number in lakhs. “Hence, the details of the affected families should be brought to the notice of the officials concerned so that they can get help,” he said, while urging TRS leaders and workers to actively participate in the programme.

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