Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy visited Adilabad and Karimnagar districts which were lashed by unseasonal rains and hailstorm recently and assured the farmers of all possible help.
Though he did not make any political statement with the model code of conduct in force due to MLC elections, he reiterated the state government’s decision of giving an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the victims, free education to the children of the victims, two acres of land and a pucca house.
The chief minister, who flew to Adilabad in a helicopter, had an aerial inspection of the areas devastated by the hailstrom.
Revenue minister N Raghuveera Redy, Asifabad MLA Attram Sakku, Sirpur Khagaznagar MLA K Sammiah, Mancherial MLA G Aravind Reddy, MLC Prem Sagar Rao and others were present.
Later, he went to Karimnagar district to assess the damage caused by the hailstorm in Tatipalli, Katlakunta and and Joginpalli villages.
He promised the farmers that the crop compensation would be on par with that given to the victims of Neelam cyclone.
Ministers D Sridhar Babu, N Raghuveera Reddy along with Husnabad MLA A Praveen Reddy, former minsiter T Jeevan Reddy and others accompanied Kiran Reddy.
CM Gets stuck in Lift
Chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, who went to Amalapuram for attending the wedding reception of animal husbandry minister P Viswaroop’s son P Krishna, got stuck for about four minutes in the lift.
Kiran along with Viswaroop were going to the first floor of KIMS Hospital, the venue of the reception, when the lift suddenly stopped midway. It was immediately repaired.