Declare TS floodings a nationwide calamity: Revanth to Centre
Hyderabad: Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy has actually required the Union government to proclaim the current floodings in Telangana as a nationwide calamity.
In a letter to the Prime minister Narendra Modi, he stated that the Telangana State has actually been struck by downpours and also flash floodings in the last couple of days. “The fact is that the recent extreme rainfall was unprecedented. The incessant rains disrupted public life and wreaked havoc, cutting off connectivity to thousands of villages and causing the death of number of people. Crops cultivated in 11 lakh acres have been completely damaged. State and National Highways in several places have been destroyed.
Connectivity and communication channels for several villages have been cut off due to severely damaged roads and cellular networks. Lack of access to food, drinking water and other essentials is causing huge public distress,” he stated.
Revanth additionally stated that thousands of fish ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and also storage tanks are overruning and also swamping communities and also towns. Water in a number of storage tanks have actually gotten to startling degrees, producing a severe danger of submergence of numerous habitations.
Adilabad, Komaram Bheem, Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Nizamabad, Hanamkonda, Warangal, Jayashankhar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Mahabubabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem and also Khammam are the worst-affected.
The hefty rainfalls have actually additionally dealt a serious impact to farmers that had actually simply planted their plants, anticipating an excellent gale, the Congress leader stated.
Stating that there is an immediate requirement to proclaim the existing circumstance in Telangana as a nationwide calamity, Revanth prompted the Prime Minister a National Disaster Response Force need to be released promptly to minimize the circumstance. Noting that the State government has actually not performed estimate or list of plant loss as a result of all-natural catastrophes for the last 3 years, he additionally prompted the Centre to sen d a Central group to analyze and also approximate the plant loss. He required that the farmers need to be offered a payment of Rs 15,000 per acre and also aids for seeds and also input prices to re-cultivate plants.
Reddy stated a prompt alleviation bundle of Rs 2000 crores need to be offered by the Central government to be made use of for fixing and also restoration of roadways and also to restore supply of necessary products to the general public in the State.