VIJAYAWADA: The State government delegation comprising relief commissioner D Varaprasad and resident commissioner of AP Bhavan Praveen Prakash on Monday called on joint secretary to Prime Minister Debashree Mukherjee and Cabinet secretary PK Sinha and submitted CM Chandrababu Naidu’s letters to the Prime Minister. They also submitted reliminary reports on the damage done by the cyclone.
Stating about the severity of damage caused by Titli, they said public and private properties in 1,802 villages of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts were damaged.
The total damage caused by the cyclone amounted to Rs 3,435.29 crore, including agriculture worth Rs 802.13 crore, horticulture worth Rs 1,000 crore, roads and buildings worth Rs 406.32 crore, electricity worth Rs 505.05 crore, panchayat raj and rural development worth Rs 140.55 crore, animal husbandry worth Rs 50 crore, fisheries worth Rs 50 crore, rural water supply worth Rs 100 crore, irrigation worth Rs 100 crore, houses damaged worth Rs 220.49 crore, ex gratia (human loss) worth Rs 55 lakh, civil supplies worth Rs 50 lakh, medical and health worth Rs 1.07 crore, municipal administration and sanitation worth Rs 8.58 crore.
Earlier, CM Naidu shot off two letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 13 and 20 urging the Centre to declare Titli as a national calamity and release Rs 1,200 crore as interim relief and depute Central teams to assess the damage caused by Titli in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. In the letters, Naidu mentioned that the State has already spent huge funds for undertaking rescue, relief and restoration operations and appealed to the PM to depute Central teams.