Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
K Rosaiah on Sunday directed all the district collectors and
irrigation officials to take up relief and rehabilitation
works on a war footing in the catchment areas of Godavari.
The Chief Minister, who is on tour of Anantpur district,
held a tele-conference with the Chief Secretary S V Prasad and
the Commissioner, Disaster Management, T Radha on the latest
situation emerging out of heavy rain fall in the nine
districts of Godavari basin, an official release said.
The Chief Minister enquired about the relief and
rehabilitation activities in the rain affected areas of
Adilabad, Khammam, Warangal, Karimnagar, West Godavari, East
Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and Nizamabad.
He asked Chief Secretary to continuously monitor the
situation and issue necessary instructions to the district
collectors to evacuate people living in low lying areas and
also the people stranded in water logged roads and fields.
The Chief Minister also enquired with Major Irrigation
Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah about the inflow into the main
reservoirs in the state and to take necessary steps for
maintenance of irrigation system, the release said.
The Chief Minister was informed by officials that in
all 11405 families in 400 villages of 108 mandals in nine
districts were affected by the incessant rainfall. In all,
a total population of 68,241 was affected of which 14,508
persons were shifted to relief camps.
They said agricultural crops in 30,204 hectares were
affected, and sixty roads to the extent of 9.3 km were also
damaged, the release added.