Visakhapatnam, The devastation caused by the severe Cyclonic Storm Titli caused damages worth more than Rs 2,800 crore in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, as estimated by the State Government.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday requested him to provide at least Rs 1200 crore as interim relief immediately to meet the damages in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts.
He said that the devastating cyclone Titli has hit North Coastal Andhra Pradesh badly damaging the infrastructure and derailing the normal life in the region especially in Srilrakulam and Vizianagaram districts.
The severe cyclonic storm Titli has hit Srikakulam and Vizianagararn districts in the early hours of October 11, with a wind speed gusting upto 165 Km, coupled with high velocity winds and heavy rainfall ranging from 10 cm to 43 cm in different parts in these districts.
The cyclone “Titli” has devastated these districts and left huge damages to properties, agriculture and horticulture crops, houses and infrastructure.
The loss of the damaged properties, Infrastructure and others has been tentatively worked out to be around Rs.2800.00 Crore (Electricity: Rs.500 crore, Roads and Buildings: Rs.100 Crore., Panchayat Raj: Rs.100 crore, Agriculture: 800 Crore, Horticulture: Rs 1000 Crore, Animal Husbandry Rs 50 Crore, Fisheries Rs.50 crore, RWS: R.100 crore and Irrigation: Rs 100 crore), the Chief Minister explained.
The State Government has already started rescue and relief operations on war footing and I am personally camping in these districts, visiting the affected areas and supervising rescue, relief and restoration operations, Mr Naidu said in the letter.
In view of the severe damage occurred to the life, property and infrastructure in the two districts, he requested the Government of India to liberally and expeditiously sanction the relief so as to minimize the misery of the people.