'State has sought free ration from Centre'

Published: 24th June 2013 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2013 10:50 AM   |  A+A-


Chief Secretary E K Bharat Bhushan, who has evaluated the damages caused by heavy rain in the district, on Sunday said the government has already  approached the Centre to provide free ration for the rain-hit community.

So far, losses of Rs 40 crore have been calculated in the agricultural sector alone.Bhushan said more accurate statistics would be made available this week. 

“With the data, the Chief Minister will go to the Capital and submit a memorandum seeking more help from the Centre,” he said. The evaluation was done after holding discussion with the  head of the departments of all the sections. Bhushan said the Centre is currently distributing Rs 2,000 to each family living in relief camps. He said though the state has inadequate money, it would not be a bottleneck in carrying out the relief work.

The official said the situation in every district had being videographed.  “This would help us in presenting the situation before the Centre,” he said.

District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth was assigned to take immediate relief measures in the required areas.Bhushan said problems of the PWD will be sorted out separately.  K G James, Police Commissioner, Sub-Collector Bhandari Swagat, RDO Shanavas, District Supply Officer K Suresh Kumar, panchayat deputy director T U Preman, Poverty Alleviation Department Project Director N Vinodini also attended.


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