Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in the Chittoor and YSR districts.
The Chief Minister had seen the rain damage in Kadapa, Renigunta, Tirupati town, Peruru project, and Swarnamukhi river areas, along with inundated areas affected by Papagni and Penna rivers. Arriving at Kadapa Airport, the Chief Minister met the Navy personnel engaged in relief operations and spoke to local MLAs, and Collectors regarding the relief measures. He also inspected the Veligallu and Annamayya project area which was severely damaged due to floods.
The Chief Minister also surveyed Pincha projects and the areas affected by the Cheyyeru River and other flood-prone areas. He directed the officials to take immediate sanitation measures in Tirupati town and prepare a master plan on the drainage system in the city to take appropriate action. Officials have informed that 500 personnel have already been deployed from various municipalities for the relief operations and to clear the trash that was accumulated in the streets and blocked the drains.
He instructed officials to complete the estimation of crop damage and take up measures to support the farmers. Also, the Chief Minister directed the authorities to provide immediate financial assistance to the flood-hit households and to assist them while they are returning to their homes.