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Updated On 26-10-2018 16:58:05 ISTUpdated On 26-10-20182018-10-26T00:00:00.000Z26-10-2018 2018-10-26T00:00:00.000Z - 2018-10-26T11:28:05.809Z - 26-10-2018
A team led by Sanjeev Jindal, Joint Secretary from Home Ministry visited Srikakulam. The team toured the Uddanam region in the district to take a stock of damage caused by cyclone ‘Titli’.
Accompanied by District Collector K Dhananjaya Reddy, the team interacted with the victims and assured them all possible support from the centre. A detailed report on the damage and the compensation needed will be prepared based on the team’s findings and will be submitted to the Central Government.
The locals shared their situation with the Sanjay Jindal and informed him that their years of hard work was washed away due to cyclone which uprooted their cashew and coconut trees. Post meeting the locals, Jindal and team met concerned district officials who informed them about the relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the state government so far.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister had requested the centre to declare ‘Titli’ a national disaster and to provide the state with Rs 1200 crores to carry out relief works. The state government on its part had declared a compensation amount of Rs 5 Lakhs for the victims.
“The cyclone has devastated these districts (Srikakulam and Vizianagaram) and has left huge damage to properties, agriculture and horticulture crops, houses and infrastructure resulting in deep distress and misery to the people of these districts”, Naidu had mentioned in the letter.
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