The Chief Minister Dr.K.Rosaiah immediately after
returning from Delhi tonight reviewed the latest situation in the rain affected
districts with Revenue Minister D.Prasada Rao, Chief Secretary S.V.Prasad,
Commissioner, Disaster Management T.Radha and other officials. The Chief
Minister directed that all steps should taken on war footing to provide relief
to the people of rain affected areas. He said funds will not be a problem to
provide immediate relief to the people. The Chief Minister also asked Medical
Teams to be rushed to the areas.
The Chief Minister is likely to hold next review meeting
on the latest situation tomorrow morning.
The Chief Minister was told that yet another cyclonic
depression is formed near Andamans and may hit North Tamil Nadu-South Andhra
Pradesh in the next two days causing heavy rains. The Chief Minister asked the
Agricultural Department to advice farmers to spray salt water on the paddy to
The Chief Minister wanted more relief camps to be opened
and evacuate people from the low lying areas. He also wanted the District
Collectors to be on constant vigil and the Control rooms at the State
Headquarters and District Headquarters to work round the clock to help the
people and provide information and guidance.
Earlier in the morning, before proceeding to the AICC
meeting, the Chief Minister had a telephonic review on the situation with the
Chief Secretary and other officials.
Following directions from the Chief Minister, entire
District Administration in the State was immediately alerted. Control Rooms
were also established at District, Division and Mandal Levels and Collectors
were instructed to monitor the situation round the clock. The District
Collectors concerned were authorized to draw amounts necessary for providing
immediate relief in the camps for food, drinking water etc., as per the norms
of Calamity Relief Fund (CRF) under TR-27. The District Collectors were also
directed to keep watch of the situation round the clock.
The District Collectors were instructed to alert the
people living in the low-lying coastal areas and other affected districts and
were instructed to move the people to the safer places. Further they were
instructed to take all necessary precautionary measures. The District
Collectors were also instructed to make necessary arrangements for evacuating
the affected people and the animals to safer places like cyclone shelters,
school buildings, gram panchayat offices, public health centers, high schools,
rice mills, cinema theaters etc. if necessary.
The Army, Navy and Air Force were requested to be ready
for deployment of forces in case of necessity. Alternative communication
network such as the Ham Radio network and Satellite phones were kept ready at
the disposal of district administration.
The District Collectors in coordination with Civil
Supplies Dept. were instructed to keep adequate food stocks in readiness
including drinking water sachets, emergency lamps/lights etc. Medical and
Health department were instructed to keep sufficient quantities of essential
medicines and 108 & 104 medical ambulance services were kept ready for
providing medical facilities/ first aid to the people who have been affected.
The Electricity department was instructed to take special
care to monitor the power situation so as to avoid human loss due to electric
shocks, short circuits etc., and protect the people. The APSRTC was instructed
to keep sufficient transport facilities ready for movement of people in case of
evacuation and supply of essentials.
The District Collectors were instructed to alert Medical
and Health Dept. and Animal Husbandry Dept. to keep stock of essential
medicines and make available the services of medical and Para-medical staff at
The District Collectors were instructed to ensure
sanitation and availability of power and drinking water at cyclone shelters and
other places where the evacuated people are being kept. For this purpose, the
Village level officers and officials of Panchayat Raj (PR) Dept. were directed
to be alerted. The R&B and PR Department were alerted to keep vigil on roads
and keep close watch on all bridges and culverts in vulnerable areas.
Teams have been kept ready to do farmer wise enumeration
for the crop damage. Enumeration work will be taken up once water recedes.
Instructions have been given to complete enumeration with in 10 days and submit
detailed report along with list of beneficiaries as per proforma communicated.
to CM, B.Sambob, Commissioner, Agriculture Sunil Sharma, Commissioner, I&PR,
C.Parthasarathi and other officials were also present.