As part of visit to flood affected areas in the recent heavy rains, Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao arrived Warangal on Saturday and conducted a review on flood situation. He stayed in Hanmakonda. The CM reached flood affected Bhadrachalam by road at 11 am on Sunday. He visited submerged areas and consoled the flood victims. He held a review meeting with officials. Later, CM conducted aerial survey from Bhadrachalam to Eturu Nagaram. He also visited the flood affected colonies and conducted a review. He reached Hanmakonda from Eturu Nagaram on Sunday night.
CM performed “Shanti Puja” to Gangamma in Bhadrachalam
State minister Sri P. Ajay Kumar, MLAs, MLCs, public representatives of old Khammam district welcomed CM at Sarupaka near Bhadrachalam. He examined flood flow in river Godavari and sorrounding areas from the bridge. The chief minister performed special puja to river Godavari and presented Vermilion and Turmeric. He reached Karakatta (bund) and examined it’s durability. He instructed the officials to take necessary measures to strengthen the bund.
CM consoled flood victims in relief camps
The Chief minister visited the relief camp at ZP high school in Bhadrachalam and consoled the victims. He enquired about their well being and health conditions. The CM also probed with the officials about the supply of essential commodities, medicine and other facilities in the camps. The victims told CM that they are getting all kinds of assistance and the minister P Ajay Kumar and officials are taking care of them.
CM gives Assurance to Bhadrachalam dwellers
People of Bhadrachalam were seen happy and surprised the CM visit to console them in the difficult times. He said it is unfortunate that habitations are submerged whenever Bhadrachalam received heavy rains. He assured that the government will resolve the submergence issue permanently and appealed them not to panic.
Rs 1000 Crore for permanent solution to submerged places in Bhadrachalam
CM announced Rs 1000 crore to construct housing colony permanently for the victims of submerged areas, development of Karakatta around Lord Sita Rama temple, repairs for Bunds and other problems related to submergence. He assured that government will take all protective measures.
Development of Colonies on Permanent basis in submerged areas:
The Chief Minister has decided to develop permanant colonies and wipe out the tears of people who are struggling due to submergence in Bhadrachalam. He instructed the district Collector Anudeep to identify suitable places in the high altitude areas and also gather information about the flood victims to construct the colonies. The victims expressed happiness for giving them relief permanently from the floods.
CM holds review in Bhadrachalam
- Bhadrachalam and Pinaoaka assembly constituencies bore the brunt of floods in river Godavari
- No loss of life was reported as the official machinery is on high alert
- Officials and public representatives performed their duties in close coordination
- Thanked Minister P Ajay, Kothagudem and Khammam district Collectors, MLAs and MLCs
- Decided to address the submergence problem permanently in Bhadrachalam
- Construct the Colonies on Permanent basis
- CM instructed Collector to construct Colonies in high altitude areas. Take into consideration the contour levels in Bhadrachalam town
- The submerged habitations around Karakatta will be shifted.
- Permanent solution to the flood victims
- Rs 1000 crore fund earmarked for permanent solution
- Use bleaching to prevent the spread of communicable diseases in submit areas: CM instructed Health Director G Srinivas Rao
- Release special funds for this purpose
- Summoned Khammam Collector and other senior officials to Bhadrachalam
- Permanent solution to save lord Rama temple from the threat of floods. The temple town will be developed and protect from submergence
- He will visit Bhadrachalam soon to develop the temple
- Steps will also be taken to protect Sitamma Parnashala from floods
- Threat of heavy rain will continue till this month end.
- With God’s blessings, Kadem project was not breached despite the structure flooded with heavy inflows. The inflows crossed 5 lakh cusecs though the project reported not more than 2.90 lakh cusecs of water inflows earlier
- Balance works of Mondikunta vagu and Palem vagu completed
- Standing crops also submerged. Relief will be provided to the affected farmers
- So far, 25,000 flood victims have been shifted to relief camps
- 20 kg rice to each family will be given for 2 months
- Rs 10,000 immediate relief to each flood affected family
- People should be alert for another 15 days
CM aerial survey from Bhadrachalam to Eturu Nagaram
After winding up Bhadrachalam visit, CM conducted aerial survey across Eturu Nagaram area. He assessed flood flow in Godavari and conditions in the marooned villages. He reached Ramanna Gudem. State Tribal welfare minister Sri Sathyavati Rathod welcomed the chief minister. He had lunch at ITDA guest house. The CM visited the Karakatta which was breached due to heavy rains. He performed Shanti Puja praying God to reduce the flood intensity and give relief. Later, the CM visited relief camp and spoke to the flood victims. He enquired about the amenities provided to the victims in relief camps and announced the camps will run until normalcy restored. He assured that permanent housing facility will be provided to avoid submergence problems in the future.
The CM said that SC and ST colonies are badly affected by heavy rains and permanent measures will be taken soon.He also visited the Photo exhibition on floods displayed at Ramanna Gudem relief camp.
CM review at Eturu Nagaram:
The Chief Minister instructed the officials to be on alert following the IMD forcast that state will receive heavy rains till this month end. He asked the officials to work in three shifts from every department. CM instructed the officials to shift people living in low lying areas to other places. He instructed the officials to take permanent constructions and there is no dearth of funds. He said that Irrigation officials should prepare special book for future needs on flood situation. He instructed the officials to take up repairs of damaged pipelines laid under Mission Bhagiratha Programme. He also sanctioned RTC bus depot in Mulugu district headquarters on the request of people representatives.
Funds to flood affected districts:
CM announced release of special funds to flood affected districts. Rs 2.50 crore has been released to Mulugu, Bhadrachalam – Rs 2.30 crore, Bhupalpally – Rs 2 crore and Rs 1.50 crore is released to Mahbubabad.
Two Choppers Pressed into service
CM instructed the officials to place one chopper each in Mulugu and Bhadrachalam for relief operations until the two areas freed from flood threat. He directed the officials to take repairs of bridges, culverts etc which have been damaged due to heavy rains. Officials have also been asked to restore power supply on war footing. Rs 50 lakh was also sanctioned to Pakkapur village development. CM said that R and B works in Shampally will be taken up. He instructed the officials working in the agency areas to discharge their duties responsibly. He directed Forest department not to create problems to locals. The CM instructed State Medical and Health minister Sri T Harish Rao to set up Dialysis center in Eturu Nagaram.
Ministers Sri T Harish Rao, Sri P Ajay Kumar, Sri E Dayakar Rao, Smt. Sathyavati Rathod, MLAs Sri P. Veeraiah, Sri R Kanta Rao, Sri V Venkateshwara Rao, Smt. Haripriya Naik, Sri S. Venkata Veeraiah, Sri Ramulu Naik, Sri G Venkataramana Reddy, Sri Shankar Naik, Sri A. Ramesh, Sri N. Narendar, Sri T Rajaiah, Smt. Sitakka, MLCs Sri Madhusudhana Chary, Sri Kadiyam Srihari, Sri P Rajeshwar Reddy, Sri T Madhusudan, Sri P Kaushik Reddy, Sri T Ravinder Rao, Sri B Prakash, Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar, DGP Sri Mahendar Reddy, CM Secretary Smt. Smitha Sabharwal, Irrigation Engineer in Chief Sri Muralidhar Rao and district officials were also present.