Telangana floods: Centre to send five-member inter-ministerial team

New Delhi (NVI): The Union Home Ministry today said that the Centre has constituted a five-member inter-ministerial team to have an on-the-spot assessment of the damages caused by the recent rainfall and consequential floods in Telangana.

The Team will commence its two-day visit from 22nd October.

Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy gave information in this regard at a press conference today. The five-member Central team would carry out a detailed investigation of the rain-ravaged regions in the state, he said while addressing the press conference in Delhi.

Telangana floods have wreaked havoc in the state destroying lives and properties. The Centre has also announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of victims who lost their lives due to rain and flood-related incidents in the state.

Apart from that, a compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be given to those who suffered permanent disability and Rs 12,700 to those who have been injured in rain-related incidents. The families that have lost their household things would also be compensated for Rs 3,800.

During the press briefing, MoS G Kishan Reddy also announced that the Centre would assess crop damages in Telangana, and would later reimburse the costs to the state government’s State Disaster Relief Fund.

-ARK