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Be humane towards victims: CM YS Jagan
- Each affected family will get 25 kg rice, one kg each of dal, cooking oil, onions, potatoes besides Rs 2,000 cash
- Rs 25 lakh compensation, a government job will be provided to families of constable in Nellore, a village secretariat employee and an RTC conductor who died while helping others during the floods
Amaravati: Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed the officials to be liberal and humane towards flood victims and ensure 25 kg rice, 1 kg of dal, 1 kg cooking oil, 1 kg onion, 1 kg of potatoes and Rs 2,000 are provided to each affected family.
During a video conference with district collectors and SPs of the flood-hit districts from the Secretariat here on Monday, the Chief Minister said village and ward should be considered as a unit and services of volunteers should be availed to extend support to each family.
He said every flooded house should receive the compensation and added that better facilities be provided for those in relief camps. He instructed the officials to give wide publicity to '104' helpline number asking people to inform about any problem related to floods to that number and said officials should take those calls and respond immediately.
The Chief Minister instructed that a special officer should be appointed to monitor calls of '104' helpline number. He ordered focus on sanitation, maintenance of medical camps, restoration of roads. He directed the officials of panchayat raj and municipal administration departments to finalise the tenders for permanent restoration works in next four weeks.
The Chief Minister instructed the officials to provide a compensation of Rs 95,100 and sanction a new house to those who lost their homes and Rs 5,200 to those whose houses are partially damaged due to floods.
He said 90 per cent compensation has already been paid to the families of those who lost their lives and instructed the officials to take measures to provide compensation to remaining families. He asked the officials to provide a compensation of Rs 25 lakh and one government job to the families of constable in Nellore, a village secretariat employee and an RTC conductor, who lost their lives while helping others during the floods.
He instructed the officials to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of diseases due to dead cattle carcasses and said to focus on health of livestock and take other measures including vaccination to them.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to start crop enumeration and also to supply seeds at 80 per cent subsidy and focus on ponds, other reservoirs and embankments. A low pressure has re-emerged in the Bay of Bengal and is said to be heading south of Tamil Nadu, he noted and instructed the officials to be on high alert and be prepared to face any situation. He said the state government has sanctioned an additional Rs 10 crore each to Kurnool, Chittoor, Anantapur and Kadapa districts totalling to Rs 40 crore for relief measures.
The Chief Minister said there should be no delay in power restoration and directed the officials to use adequate staff and take all necessary measures and relocate substations and power supply systems to non-flood prone areas. He said orders have also been issued to provide fodder to the cattle and compensation to the farmers for the death of livestock.
He said measures should be taken on permanent basis to plug the leakages in lakes and instructed the officials to prepare an action plan for construction of Annamayya and Pincha projects.