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AP puts Titli cyclone loss at ₹3,670 cr

Ch.R.S Sarma Vijayawada | Updated on October 27, 2018 Published on October 27, 2018

The inter-ministerial central team led by Sanjeev Kumar Jindal, joint secretary (DM), the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which toured the Titli cyclone- affected areas of Srikakulam district, has praised the relief measures taken up by Andhra Pradesh Government.

The central team members met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at Amaravati on Friday and responded positively to the proposals submitted by the State Government on cyclone damage, according to a press release.

Seeks Central aid

The state government submitted a report putting the Titli cyclone loss at ₹3,673.10 crore. The Chief Minister sought immediate central assistance. He also informed the team members that when Hudhud cyclone hit Visakhapatnam city, the Prime Minister visited the city and promised on the spot ₹1,000 crore but subsequently only ₹650 crore had been released. Visakhapatnam city and district had suffered extensive damage due to the cyclone.

Published on October 27, 2018
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