CM KCR tells officials preventing loss of life due to floods is the top priority.


As the rains began two days again in the state, chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao held a prolonged meeting with the officials and public representatives on Saturday.

He reviewed the existing situation and asked the officials to be available at the place of work canceling all their leaves until the crisis is over. For the next fortnight, strict vigil should be there across the state, particularly in low-lying areas, at irrigation dams, and at overflowing rivulets.

“Saving lives is the top priority,” he told the officials, MLAs, and ministers.

He lauded the efforts of officials and party cadre at Bhadrachalam. He asked the officials not to leave their headquarters and stay put where they are.

Mr KCR said Godavari river is likely to witness another flood and hence officials should be alert. The inflow should be let out as and when it flows in. They should also ensure that Mission Bhagiratha pipes are not contaminated or make alternate arrangements to provide safe drinking water to people.  The state government is examining a new software that envisages estimating the flood situation.

The chief minister inquired about the extent of damage to the roads and ways and means of restoring them.

He instructed the officials in addition to the existing helicopter, they should make available two more one at Kothagudem and one at Mulugu district headquarters. He wanted them to conduct health camps at Khammam and Kothagudem and keep ready the NDRF teams.

The CM held an exclusive review of the situation in the state capital Hyderabad city later.


By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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