The team included Mr. Sajeev Kumar Jindal, Joint Secretary (DM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Mr. BK Srivastava, Director In-Charge, Dept of Agriculture and Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, O/o Oil Seed Development, Mr Deena Nath, Consultant, Dept of Expenditure, Mr OP Suman, Deputy Director, Ministry of Power, Mr. SK Singh, Regional Officer, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Regional Office, and Mr Rajeev Singhal, Director, Ministry of Water Resources, Regional Office, CWC.
The Central team members met the Chief Minister at Praja Vedika on Friday and responded positively to the proposals submitted by the State government, with regard to cyclone damage.
The government of Andhra Pradesh has submitted a report adding up the damage caused by cyclone Titli to Rs. 3,673.10 Cr. Including losses reported by,
- Roads and Buildings Department-Rs. 452.99 Cr
- Panchayati Raj Department-Rs. 239.76 Cr
- Water Resources Department-Rs. 107.39 Cr
- Industries Department-Rs. 142.40 Cr
- Animal Husbandry-Rs. 38.62 Cr
- Rural Water Supply Department-Rs. 127.23 Cr
- Fisheries Department-Rs. 53.55 Cr
- Power Department-Rs. 505.96 Cr
- Handloom and Textiles Department-Rs. 0.08 Cr
- Horticulture Department-Rs. 1,000.10 Cr
- Houses damages-Rs. 448.15 Cr
- Agricultural loss-Rs. 498.45 Cr
- Municipal Administration-Rs. 7.60 Cr
- Medical and Health Department-Rs. 0.75 Cr
- Civil Supplies-Rs. 49.37 Cr and
- Ex-Gratia-Rs. 0.72 Cr.
The Chief Minister explained how the State government monitored the relief measures by deploying the entire administration at cyclone-affected Srikakulam district for one week. He further added that cyclone prone Srikakulam is one of the most backward districts with lowest per capita income and severe kidney ailments common in some parts. The Central team was requested to sanction the relief fund on humanitarian grounds.