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Compensation for flood victims in Andhra doubled

Last Updated: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 21:10

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday
decided to double the compensation to Rs two lakh for those
who have lost their lives in the floods.

The decision was taken by Chief Minister K Rosaiah while
reviewing the flood situation at a meeting here.

Rosaiah, who presided over the meeting in the chief
minister`s chamber, said though the flood situation was fast
improving, the administration needs to be cautious in Krishna
and Guntur districts, where low-lying areas are still

The CM was told by the officials that the principal
secretary (irrigation) was in regular contact with his
counterpart in Karnataka, who has reduced outflows from
Tungabhadra and Narayanpur Dams to minimise losses in Kurnool
and Vijayawada districts.

The Irrigation Department officials informed Rosaiah that
so far 719 minor irrigation tanks of various capacities had
been damaged in the floods, one of the worst to hit the state
in decades.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 21:10
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