YSRCP seeks relief work on brisk pace

October 24, 2013: YSR Congress has demanded the State Government to take up immediate
relief and rehabilitation steps in the rain ravaged areas and said that the October
26 Samikhya Shankaravam would be held as scheduled.

Jagan Mohan Reddy has been monitoring the situation on an hourly basis and has
instructed the cadre to be part of the relief work in the low lying areas which
are badly affected by the heavy rains due to depression in the Bay of Bengal,”
party senior leader Konathala Ramakrisha told reporters here on Thursday.

Party President intends to visit the rain battered areas on October 27 and 28,
if the court permits his tour and we hope the verdict will be in our favour.
Otherwise, our Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma will undertake the tour on
his behalf, he said.

to preliminary reports, standing crops were damaged in an extent of over 10
lakh acres and ten persons died during three days of incessant rains and all
reservoirs in the state are filled up to the brim and when the flood gates are
opened rescue operations must be taken up in the needed measure.  Our
Party President has asked the cadre to take active part in the relief operations
and be in touch with official machinery, he said.

and rivers have breached at several places and the party cadre would lend a
helping hand in evacuating the people to safer places. As the weather forecast
says that there would be rains for the next 24 hours, he said, government
should be alert and provide necessary help to the people living in low-lying
areas which are vulnerable in such situations.

paddy, tobacco, turmeric, cotton, groundnut and other crops were damaged either
in the fields, market yards or warehouses and adequate compensation should be
paid, he said. The compensation for the Neelam cyclone did not reach to the
affected people till now and in between there was another cyclone which played
havoc in Srikakulam district.  

government should act fast in providing relief to the affected people, he said
adding that tobacco and chilli crops were damaged in Warangal, while cotton
crop in 75,000 acres was dampened in Prakasam district, tomato and other
vegetables were damaged in Guntur in an extend of over 1 lakh acres while
groundnut crop was washed away in many places in Ananthapur district and in
Adoni market yard cotton bales were soaked. In YSR Kadapa district groundnut
crop was damaged while there are similar reports from Karimnagar, Nizamabad and
Khamma districts.

things stand, the Samaikhay Shankaravam meeting will go on as schedule and the meeting
is being held to drive home our view point that people of all regions of the
state are like a family and there need not be any provocative speeches.

the reports that the State Governor was in Delhi to speed up the process of
division, he said, we leave it to his wisdom. Holding such a high position
going to Digivijay Singh’s house is unbecoming of his position, he said.

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