TDP MPs to contribute Rs 4 crore to help AP flood victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 18:13

Hyderabad: Eight Telugu Desam Party (TDP)MPs
have decided to contribute a sum of Rs 4 crore from their
Local Area Development Fund to take up a special restoration
project in the worst flood-hit parts of the state.

The NTR Trust will contribute a matching grant of Rs 2
crore for this project, party president N Chandrababu Naidu
said.

"We are chalking out details of the works and will take
them up in identified places soon," he told a press conference
here today.

The Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party leader Nama
Nageswara Rao has contributed Rs 10 lakh personally to the NTR
Trust while all the party MPs (six Lok Sabha and two Rajya
Sabha) would be contributing their two months salary.

The NTR Trust, along with the TDP machinery, was in the
forefront of the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit
districts of the state. Apart from supplying food, drinking
water, clothes and other essentials to the flood victims, the
NTR Trust has pressed 150 doctors into service for organising
special medical camps in the affected areas.

Our doctors have attended to over two lakh patients while
medicines worth Rs one crore have been distributed,
Chandrababu said.

Naidu sent out 3.80 crore messages on all mobile phones
seeking help for the flood victims.

There has been an overwhelming response to our call as
people from students to businessmen donated to our Trust, he
said.

Students of Bhashyam School donated Rs 10,116 to Naidu
at the press conference.

More than the government machinery, it was the
non-governmental organisations that did stupendous work in
the aid of the flood victims. We are going to felicitate
officials and non-officials who did their might in reaching
out to the flood-hit people in the hour of misery, Chandrababu
said.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 18:13

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