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



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