The heavy rain that lashed the district in the last few days had left crops in thousands of acres damaged. Many villages in the tribal and backward areas of the district are still marooned in water. The road connectivity to several villages has been severed. Preliminary reports indicate that there is a total loss of Rs 70 crore due to rains in the district. According to officials 353 villages were the worst affected.
Agricultural crops in 50,774 heactares have been damaged including cotton in 26,452 hectares, soya bean in 20,702 hectares and red gram in 2,825 hectares. The loss of agriculture is estimated at Rs 16.5 crore.
More than 1,300 houses collapsed forcing many families to seek shelter in temporary camps, sheds and rented houses. Around 70 villages are reeling under darkness as the electric poles were washed away in the floods.
Roads in a stretch of about 560 km were completely battered. The roads and buildings department has to spend Rs 8 crore for temporary repair of 64 roads stretching across 415 km and the permanent repair for other roads would cost Rs 110 crore.
As many as 23 culverts in Khagaznagar, Mudhole, Mancherial, Chennur, Vannalpahad need immediate repairs at a cost of Rs 4 crore.
The road connectivity from Sirpur to Bejjur, Dahegam to Khagaznagar, Kerameri to Sangvi and other places has been snapped.