Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said floods have impacted nearly 95,949 families in four districts of the state.
He said all the affected families will receive financial assistance immediately. Jagan instructed the district collectors to monitor the relief works.
The Chief Minister held a video conference with the collectors of flood-affected districts on Wednesday and reviewed the relief works. He instructed the officials to take measures to ensure that there is no problem with regard to drinking water and electricity.
The Chief Minister said compensation for the death of livestock should be given immediately, He said cattle should be vaccinated and fodder distributed. He also instructed the officials to expedite the process of payment of compensation for those whose houses were completely damaged and partially damaged within the next 3–4 days. He said new houses should be sanctioned immediately.
Jagan said Rs 95,000 should be paid as compensation for those who lost their houses. He directed officials to sanction Rs 1.80 lakh each for constructing new houses. He also directed the officials to complete crop enumeration on a war-footing.
"District collectors should submit reports on the restoration of roads. An action plan should be prepared to start work. In the meantime, temporary works should be undertaken immediately to avoid any disruption to transport, he said.
The Chief Minister said the Annamayya project should be designed to release 2.85 lakh cusecs of water, instead of designing to release only 2.17 lakh cusecs of water. He said the project received an inflow of 3.25 lakh cusecs of floodwater triggering a breach of the project.
Jagan said a report was submitted in 2017 regarding the Annamayya Project to improve the quality of the dam and it was neglected by the then previous TDP government. He said the discharge capacity of the Pincha project was 58,000 cusecs while the project received an inflow of 1.38 lakh cusecs of floodwater.
The Chief Minister instructed the officials to be vigilant in the wake of heavy rains forecast in Nellore and Prakasam districts for four days from November 26.
District collectors informed the Chief Minister that they have expedited the programme of providing essential commodities to 95,949 flood-affected families. They said providing Rs 2,000 financial assistance to all flood-affected families has almost been completed.
YSR Kadapa district Collector informed the Chief Minister that they have restored power in 155 villages and drinking water is being supplied through tankers.