VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who reviewed the rain and flood situation in the state with district collectors on Wednesday, said there has been widespread damage in the state with losses being more in Nellore and Chittoor.
Taking stock of the situation before leaving for the flood hit districts, he redeployed the rescue teams in other districts to Nellore district, which is the worst-affected region. Rain is still lashing parts of the coastal district though low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal has weakened.
Asking the officials concerned to intensify rehabilitation works, Naidu said he will talk to the Central government to get permission for using railway tracks for moving men and material across the district. He wanted the compensation as per the new GO issued by the Disaster Management department and wanted the officials to see that necessary essential commodities get distributed to the people in rain-affected region.
The chief minister also asked the health department officials to take necessary measures to see that there is no spread of diseases as there is always a possibility of flood water getting stocked at places.
He said there has been heavy crop loss in Rayalaseema, Nellore, Prakasam, East and West Godavari districts and asked agriculture department officials to take measures to drain the fields of rainwater at the earliest to save the crops. Any negligence in draining the rainwater will affect the corp and it will be lost, he said and wanted the officials to take every possible measure to mitigate losses.