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AP CM asks Centre to release Rs 1,000 cr for relief operations

Naidu claims heavy rains caused Rs 3,000 cr loss in crop damage and infra breakdown

BS Reporter  |  Hyderabad 

chief minister on Thursday said the heavy had caused a loss of about Rs 3,000 crore in terms of damage to crops and infrastructure in the state, while requesting the Centre to release Rs 1,000 crore for immediate relief and restoration activities.

The state received heavy and due to low pressure over southwest in two spells from November 9 to November 12 and from November 15 to this day.

About 95 stations have received very heavy rainfall ranging from 200 mm to 657 mm between November 15 and November 19. The worst affected district is Nellore followed by Chittoor and Kadapa.

Also there are extensive crop damages in East and West Godavari districts and minor damages in other districts namely Anantapur, Prakasam and Krishna, according to the chief minister.

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said the preliminary estimate of losses include a loss of Rs 1,250 crore to crops and allied sectors and Rs 1,025 crore to infrastructure.

Of the total estimated loss Nellore alone accounts for Rs 1,395 crore followed by Chittoor with a loss of Rs 818 crore. Both the districts are closer to Tamil Naidu,which was the worst hit by these

About 35 people were lost their lives in the state, according to government statistics.

First Published: Thu, November 19 2015. 19:32 IST