Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao holds review meet on rains, directs officials to undertake relief measures

South India

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday convened a high-level review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan and assessed the situation of rain in the state.


As per the report, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao instructed official machinery to stay alert and take the necessary measures to prevent any loss to property or lives.

According to Chief Minister's Office (CMO), he said that all the precautionary measures to be put in place in the wake of heavy to very heavy rains in the next three to four days as per the forecast. 

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rains are very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Nirmal, Komarambheem, Mancherial, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, -Jaya Shankar Bhupalapalle, Warangal and Peddapalle on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister informed that the government has kept ready funds necessary for the relief and rehabilitation. He also directed for setting up control rooms to monitor the situation.

Senior officials from the Disaster Management, Revenue, Water Resources, Electricity, Municipal, Panchayat Raj, Agriculture, and Road and Buildings were present in the meeting.

He held a special review meeting on the situation prevailing in Warangal urban, Warangal rural, Karimnagar, Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Peddapalli, Bhoopal Pally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem and other districts which witnessed heavy rainfall and flash floods.

As heavy rain inundated Warangal city, the Chief Minister enquired about the relief measures taken there.

Rao instructed the ministers to personally visit the city and take necessary action after monitoring the situation. He directed officials to low-lying areas and shift people from there to safer places.

The Chief Minister ordered to set up special relief camps across the state and make arrangements for the supply of food, shelter in these camps.

He also requested ministers, public representatives should stay wherever they are and monitor the relief measures.

He said that Panchayat Raj and Municipal Administration departments should obtain daily reports from the villages and urban areas on the prevailing situation.

The Chief Minister also asked the Medical and Health department to stay alert about the seasonal contagious diseases and others that break out during the rainy season.

Several ministers including Mohammed Ali, KT Rama Rao, Niranjan Reddy, Etela Rajender and officials were present in the meeting. Hyderabad Collector Swetha Mohanty and GHMC Commissioner Lokesh also attended the meeting.


With inputs from Agency

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