Hyderabad after days of incessant rain wreaking havoc is battling to recover while thousands of houses in low-lying areas are under the pool of mud and thrash. Raising to the wave of criticism on social media and print media, Telangana government on Monday announced an aid of Rs 500 crores to the victims including Rs 10,000 relief for every affected family.
In the line of which, as many as 200-250 special teams of officers will be pressed into action to disburse the relief announced to over 38,000 affected families. The official statement released also stated that Rs 1 lakh will be disbursed for fully damaged houses and Rs 50,000 for partially flood-damaged houses.
However, on-field rescue operations seem to run on slug speed with a sever crunch in speed boats in the city. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and GHMC’s disaster management teams deployed for rescue operations are said to work with limited resources despite numerous urges to ramp up the speed boats.
In the wake of which, Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to send speed boats to Hyderabad for rescue and relief operations in response to Telangana government’s request. It can be recalled that Tamil Nadu government has already announced a financial contribution of Rs 10 crores.