Flood victims seek solace in Vijayamma’s visit

YSR Congress Party
honourary president Smt. Y. S. Vijayamma, who visited several inundated
villages and inspected submerged crops in East and West Godavari districts in
the last three days, described the loss as unprecedented.

During her interactions
with flood victims at many a place, Vijayamma said the situation is so serious
that the farmers are in suicidal mood over their distress. “The loss is
unprecedented and the victims do not know what to do,” she said.

Finding fault with the
Government for not initiating any relief measures till now, she said the
Government is not sincere and enthusiastic for rendering help to the victims.

Vijayamma lamented that
25 persons have already lost their lives and feared the figure may go up.
Thousands have lost their shelter and are without food, she said, adding that
the Government should take immediate steps to supply essentials and plan for
construction of houses to the shelter less.

“You are the first to
have come here and enquired about our distress,” flood victims told her emotionally
wherever she went.

Vijayamma consoled the
victims and told them that the new crop insurance scheme would facilitate
payment of 25 per cent of the crop losses and YSR Congress would bring pressure
on the Government for payment of at least that crop insurance amount

Accompanied by party
leaders Y. V. Subba Reddy, Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, Jyothula Nehru,
Jakkampudi Vijayalakshmi and G. Venkata Ramana and MLAs Alla Nani, Maddala
Rajesh and MLC Meka Seshu Babu, Vijayamma walked through water in several
inundated villages to meet the flood victims.

(Updated on Nov 7, 2012)

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