Provide immediate help to cyclone victims: Naidu to Jagan

He stressed the need for immediate help to north Andhra following large-scale destruction of crops and property caused by Cyclone Gulab.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 Sep 2021 2:44 AM GMT
Provide immediate help to cyclone victims: Naidu to Jagan

Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party national president and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday demanded the YSRCP government provide immediate help to cyclone victims in Andhra Pradesh. He stressed the need for immediate help to north Andhra following large-scale destruction of crops and property caused by Cyclone Gulab.

Mr. Naidu expressed concern that over three lakh acres of crops were damaged and normal life paralyzed in the state. Roads were badly damaged under the impact of the heavy rains, he said and asked TDP leaders and cadres to extend all possible help to affected families.

He said the YSRCP government was not taking prompt action to mitigate the sufferings of the cyclone-hit people and added that negligence was visible despite people suffering during every natural calamity. The TDP chief held a teleconference with party leaders where he underscored the need for the government to immediately enumerate the crop losses and extend assistance to the affected farmers.

Help should be extended to those whose houses have been damaged, Mr. Naidu said. He said that while Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is instructing officials to extend help to the people of the state, in AP, the Chief Minister is neglecting the people at such a time. The TDP will always be with the people whether as the ruling party or in Opposition, he added.

Mr. Naidu alleged that Jagan was not swinging into action even in times of great suffering. He alleged that Jagan had no idea how vital irrigation is for agriculture and is just watching when water is flowing into the sea. The overflowing of the Somasila project indicates the inefficiency of the Chief Minister, he further said.

The former Chief Minister said that major damage was averted in Visakhapatnam as the underground cable system had been developed with Rs. 791 crore in the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud. During the TDP rule, compensation for the damaged crops was raised from 50 per cent to 100 per cent, he said, adding that Jagan had made many empty promises and he has now turned indifferent to the farmers' woes.

The TDP chief claimed that his party had increased investment support from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 per hectare for paddy, sugarcane, and cotton when they were damaged during natural calamities.

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