Nirmal: Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy said people affected by floods would be provided compensation and they should not be disheartened.
Speaking during a visit to flood-hit GNR Colony in Siddapur where he consoled families affected by floods on Friday, Indrakaran Reddy said the government would extend all support to the flood victims and steps would be taken to ensure compensation to the affected families after a survey of the damage is conducted at the earliest. He stated that not only resident of Nirmal town, but farmers also suffered losses due to nature’s fury. “Low-lying areas of Nirmal town were inundated following release of surplus water from Swarna project which received copious inflows,” he said.
The minister inquired about the rescue operations taken up by National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) teams in the flood-affected localities. He took stock of the situation and damages wreaked by torrential rains. He instructed the authorities concerned to extend immediate relief to the flood victims. He said the floods had receded following closure of gates of Swarna project where inflows too had reduced.
Inspects collapsed bridge
Later, Indrakaran Reddy inspected a bridge which collapsed due to flooded stream at Gopalpet village in Sarangpur mandal. He instructed officials concerned to restore traffic by repairing the structure at the earliest, once the floods slowed down. He then toured Jafrapur and Madhapur villages in Soan mandal, affected by the floods.
North Zone IG Nagi Reddy, Collector Musharraf Ali Faruqui, In-charge SP Ch Praveen Kumar and Municipal chairperson Gandrath Eshwar were present.
It may be recalled that several parts of Nirmal town were inundated by floods caused by heavy rains, affecting scores of families on Thursday. NDRF teams rescued those who were stranded in the floods. Around 150 persons were provided shelter and food at a private school of the district headquarters.
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