Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, recently wrote to the Central Government, demanding fund for relief works.
According to sources, Mr. Reddy wrote a letter to Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India and urged the Central Government to release Rs. 2,250 crores.
The amount of Rs. 2,250 crores was demanded for repair and restoration work in the wake of the heavy rains and floods last week.
Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy said as per preliminary estimates Andhra Pradesh suffered damage to the tune of Rs. 4,450 crores due to the heavy rains, which started from the 9th of October till the 13th of October and the consequent flooding.
Roads and power installations suffered severe damage, while standing crops in thousands of acres were destroyed.
Mr. Reddy said,“We have suffered badly due to rains\floods in August and September and the fresh spell has caused further damage. In this situation, the Centre should stand in support of the State. We urgently need at least Rs. 1,000 crore as advance to undertake relief works on a war-footing and restore normalcy.” He further added, “We have suffered heavily because of COVID-19. And now nature’s fury has worsened our State.”
The repair works and rescue operations are still underway.
Stay tuned for further updates.