Mancherial: Government Whip Balka Suman said that full support would be extended to farmers who registered losses in farming due to recent rains. He toured different villages in the Chennur Assembly constituency to inspect rain-affected crops on Thursday. Suman said he had already submitted a request letter to Finance Minister T Harish Rao, seeking compensation to farmers. He would also bring this issue to the notice of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and try to find a permanent solution to the menace. Standing crops in 5,545 acres were damaged by the floods, he stated.
The government whip flayed opposition parties for holding Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme responsible for the floods in the Chennur Assembly constituency. He said that there was no link between the multi-staged lift irrigation project and natural calamity. He stated that Chennur had recorded floods even before the construction of the facility. Suman opined that opposition parties were making irrational remarks and were unable to digest the fame earned by the government for erecting the mega project.
He later convened a review meeting over the damage of crops caused by the rains, with district authorities in Mancherial headquarters on Thursday. Suman instructed officials concerned to repair roads that were damaged by rains. He asked the authorities of the medical and health department to be cautious of seasonal diseases and the Covid-19 pandemic. He told them to complete the process of vaccination against the deadly virus. He advised officials not to take leave during natural calamities.
He distributed clay idols to devotees at a programme held in Mancherial town. Collector Bharati Hollikeri, Engineer-in-Chief of KLIS Venkateshwarlu, local public representatives and officials of various departments were present.
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