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Andhra Pradesh CM will conduct an aerial survey of the areas affected by cyclone Nivar tomorrow


In light of the widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Nivar in the south of the country, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will conduct an aerial reconnaissance of the affected areas on Saturday.

After the aerial reconnaissance, the Chief Minister would hold a review meeting in Tirupati with the district collectors from Nellore, Chittoor and YSR Kadapa and other officials.

The state cabinet that met here earlier in the day decided that there would be an 80 percent seed subsidy for farmers in the affected areas and ex gratia compensation and with respect to loss of human life and property damage se would pay according to guidelines.

“Due to the heavy rains that hit the State between November 23 and 26, Nellore, Prakasam and Rayalaseema were the most affected with almost 188% of the excess rain and more than 10,000 people are taking refuge in 147 relief camps . Several areas suffered power outages and nearly 180 kilometers of roads were damaged. The houses invaded were registered as 664 while the houses damaged were 673 ”, said a statement from the Office of the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister also ordered the authorities to be on high alert and asked them to give 500 rupees to each person in the relief camp as they returned home.

In addition, he instructed officials to focus on restoring power supplies and repairing war-torn roads.

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