Heavy rains have caused a lot of crop damage in Telangana. Colonies and many houses were submerged in water. Water came from the projects and there was a situation of confusion in the villages. Crop damage and property damage are expected to be high. Submerged colonies are in a dire situation. Houses collapsed. Vehicles and goods were destroyed. People are shaken by this. On the one hand, when the people of the state lost everything due to the water deluge and is waiting for help, it is being criticized that the state government is focusing on politics.
Heavy rains affected crops in districts like Adilabad, Manchiryala, Peddapalli, Nizamabad, Medak, Hanumakonda, Warangal, and Khammam. In the Hanumakonda district, 77,163 acres of various crops were planted and most of them were submerged. In the Warangal district, 90 percent of cotton, maize, Kandi, and pesa were submerged in water. In Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district, 13 thousand acres and cotton in 24 thousand acres were submerged. Cotton, Kandi, Maize, Pesara, Minumu in Rangareddy and Vikarabad Districts, Bitterguard, and Okra in Medchal Malkajgiri District were damaged. In many districts, crop damage and property damage were high.
Crops were damaged on 13 lakh acres across the state due to incessant rains for a week. With this, the agriculture officials have made a preliminary estimate that the loss is more than Rs 1,000 crores. Damage is high mainly in North Telangana districts where rains and floods are high. Thousands of acres are still underwater in districts like Peddapalli, Manchiryala, Bhupalapalli, Mulugu, and Bhadradri Kothagudem along the banks of Godavari. Although the rains subsided on Thursday, the officers of various departments did not enter the field on Friday.
Many villages in Bhupalapalli, Mulugu, and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts are still not receiving electricity supply. Many areas are not getting drinking water due to Bhagiratha motors being submerged in the Godavari. Traffic is not going on in hundreds of villages as temporary repairs are not done to important roads. Criticisms are pouring in as the authorities are ignoring the need to fill the ponds on a war footing. Rs. 5,000 should be provided as immediate aid to those whose houses collapsed, but no one has been given any compensation. This made their situation impossible.
About 6 thousand houses collapsed across the state within a week.
Criticisms are pouring in that Chief Minister KCR is focusing on national politics, but he should have provided help to the victims who have lost everything due to the disastrous rains and are waiting for help. There are accusations that party interests are given more importance than public issues in the state. But on the other hand, Minister KTR comments that it is common for Kaleswaram pumphouses to get submerged in the difficult situation of water deluge and that it is common for employees to receive their salaries late angering the people. We have to wait and see whether they will focus on public issues.