With the state witnessing huge loss after the recent heavy rains, the Telangana Government on Sunday submitted a detailed report to the Centre with estimating the loss at Rs.2,202 crore.
The state government also explained that the death toll rised to 46.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was called on by a delegation comprising Deputy Chief Minister Md. Mahamood Ali, Finance Minister E. Rajender and Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma in Delhi. They submitted to him the rain damage report.
The State Government also explained in its report that "all standing crops in the state were damaged about 1.23 lakh hectares besides the loss of about Rs.1,157 crore suffered by Hyderabad City. The delegation also appealed to Rajnath Singh to sanction advance funds for immediate relief measures. 19.345 houses were damaged due to rains across the State and the loss to roads was Rs.463 crore (Roads & Buildings) and Rs.298 crore (Panchayat Raj). Stating that the rains have also caused heavy damage to irrigation 671 irrigation tanks including Mid Manair reservoir, they noted that 46 persons died in the rains."
Mr. Mahamood Ali said "Hyderabad had witnessed highest rainfall, after the deluge of 1908 and 2000, leaving the roads in a bad shape."
The Deputy CM claimed that "the Union Home Minister had responded positively to the State’s request for generous assistance and assured to send Central teams to assess the loss caused by the rains."
“As per the preliminary estimates, assessments say that Telangana has incurred a loss of `2,202 crore due to the downpour. A final report with detailed enumeration would be sent to the Centre in a few days. Rajnath Singh promised us that the Centre will help the state,” the delegation told mediapersons in Delhi after their meeting with the Union home minister.
Rajender said, “From Sept 21 to 26, TS received rainfall which was 197 pc higher than the normal rainfall in the month of September.”
“We have apprised the Union home minister of the losses suffered by the state. He has promised us that very soon a central team will visit the State to asses the crop losses and other damages caused due to rains. After the assessment of the central team, the Union government will release the financial assistance,” Mahmood Ali said.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI