AP govt announce compensation for cyclone hit

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu announced exgratia of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those died in cyclone and Rs 1.5 lakh to the completely dmaged houses. He announced compensation of Rs 10,000 for damaged houses.

The Chief Minister announced 25 kg rice, one kg dal, one litre palm oil, one kg potatoes, one kg onions and half a kilo sugar to BPL families and 50 kg rice to fishermen families.

The Chief Minister announced Rs 20,000 per acre towards paddy crop loss, Rs 30000 per acre for banana farmers and Rs 40,000 for replantation. The govt will pay Rs 1200 per coconut tree, Rs 25,000 per acre for cashew farmers and Rs 40,000 for replantation. He said both the central and govts will bear the subsidies jointly for coconut and cashew nut trees damage. The CM announced Rs 6 lakh for damaged mechanised boat, Rs one lakh to damaged boat and Rs 10000 for damaged net. He announced Rs 30,000 per acre for aqua farmers and Rs 30000 per each cattle loss.

On the fifth day today, entire state administration including Ministers, secretaries and heads of departments are camping in Srikakulam district to monitor the relief operations and trying restore normalcy in cyclone damaged areas.

50 IAS officials pressed into service

The Chief Minister pressed in to service 50 IAS officers, hundred deputy collectors and 136 heads of departments and secretaries to restore normalcy in cyclone affected regions. Besides ministers including Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh, Minister for Municipal Administration P Narayana, Minister for Water Resources D Umamaheswara Rao, District incharge minister Pitani Satyanarayana, Minister Atchannaidu inspecting all the cyclone damaged villages to monitor the relief operations. MP K Rammohan Naidu also touring the villages.

Letter to Prime Minister

In a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister stated that the cost of damaged properties, infrastructure and other related sectors has been tentatively worked out to be around Rs 2,800 cr. TheChief Minister urged the Prime Minister to release an interim relief of Rs 1200 cr immediately to minimise the misery of people.

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