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CM KCR holds review meeting on rain situation

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the official machinery concerned to be on high alert as the state is experiencing heavy rain fall and floods and take the necessary measures to prevent any loss to property or lives.

The Chief Minister said that there is a forecast of heavy to very heavy rains may continue to lash the state in the next three to four days and hence all the precautionary measures to be put in place.

Relief and rescue measures to be taken on a war footing at the required places and the official machinery should work with an aim that not even a single life is lost due to the rain or floods. He wanted setting up the Control Rooms wherever they are necessary and monitor the situation 24-hours.

The CM also informed that there was no dearth of funds to undertake relief measures and hence no one should bother about the availability of funds. Funds necessary for the relief and rehabilitation are kept ready. He said reports should be obtained on the situation on a daily basis from villages and urban areas and action should be taken on the basis of the reports.

The CM congratulated the Electricity department for efficiently managing the situation despite the natural calamity, maintaining the power Grid though there was substantial increase in the demand and for ensuring continuous supply of the power.

He also congratulated the Municipal Administration Department for ensuring that there was no major damage or inconvenience in Hyderabad and other cities.

CM KCR held a high-level review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Monday on heavy rains, floods in the State and the situation arisen out of the calamity.

The CM held the review meeting with senior officials from the Disaster Management, Revenue, Water Resources, Electricity, Municipal, Panchayat Raj, Agriculture, and Road and Buildings. The CM elicited information district wise and made suggestions on the measures to be taken in those areas.

The CM held a special review on the situation prevailing in Warangal urban, Warangal Rural, Karimnagar, Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Peddapalli, Bhoopal Pally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem and other districts where there was heavy rainfall and flash floods.

“Due to the incessant rains for the past four to five days, tanks all over the state are full. Water is flowing into all the reservoirs. Rivers, canals and rivulets are overflowing. As on date, the situation is under control. But the coming three to four days are crucial.

There is a possibility of heavy rains due to the Depression lay centred in North-East Madhya Pradesh, North Chattisgarh, and South East Uttar Pradesh.

Along with this, there is a possibility of a depression centred in the north Bay of Bengal on Aug 19. Moreover, there is a heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of Rivers Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Pranahita, and Indravathi in the upper states.

Due to all these factors, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains and major floods. Hence, the entire official machinery should be on high alert, assess the situation that develops in the coming days and make arrangements accordingly,” the CM explained.

“All the tanks are full in the State and they are brimming with water. Since under Mission Kakatiya programmes, all the tanks are revived, they have strong bunds. In the past, whenever heavy rain occurred like this, thousands of tanks used to breach.

But due to Mission Kakatiya, the storage capacity of tanks increased. Bunds were strengthened. Only a few and small size tanks under Mission Kakatiya programme have suffered loss. But in the coming days, due to heavy rains, the floodwater may reach the tanks. Hence, be on alert. Monitor each tank continuously,” the CM instructed.

As heavy rain inundated Warangal city, the CM held a special review on the situation. He inquired about the relief measures taken there. He has instructed the ministers to personally visit the city, monitor the situation and take necessary action.

In accordance with the CM’s instructions, MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao, Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender will go to Warangal city on Tuesday morning by a helicopter. Ministers Errabelli Dayakar Rao and Satyavathi Rathod will meet them.

The Ministers will tour the city and assess the situation. They will visit Warangal’s MGM. Later they will review the situation at the district Collectorate office. They will review rains, floods and Corona and take decisions on measures to take. (INN)

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