Central team to visit Telangana’s Flood hit areas

The Central team is expected to arrive Hyderabad on Thursday evening to assess the damage caused to the properties, due to recent rains and heavy floods in Hyderabad.

A five-member team inter-ministerial Central team led by Joint Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs Praveen Vashista will visit Hyderabad and several districts in Telangana to assess the extent of damage in the region.The central team will undertake a two-day visit to Telangana from October 22 to assess the extent of losses owing to the flash floods in the state, Minister of state for Home Kishan Reddy said.

After completing their visit to the flood-hit areas, the team members will have a meeting with top state government officials, including the chief secretary, special relief commissioner, development and agriculture production commissioners and secretaries to the disaster management. The central team will later submit a detailed report about the damage caused by the flood, Kishan Reddy said.

The minister of state for home also said the central government has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the kin of those who died in flash floods, Rs 2 lakh to those who got disabled and Rs 11,700 those who received partial injuries due to the rains.

Further, Kishan Reddy suggested that Telangana should use funds from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. “It is the responsibility of the state governments to utilize the funds for providing immediate relief to the victims of natural disasters from the State Disaster Relief Fund. The Central Government contributes 75% of SDRF allocation for general category States/UTs and 25% will have to be borne by the state government,” Kishan Reddy said.


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