KADAPA: Kadapa Lok Sabha Member Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy continued his tour of villages flooded by Kundu river for the third day by visiting marooned villages in Chapadu mandal in Proddatur constituency and Duvvur mandal in Mydukur constituency on Wednesday. Accompanied by Collector Shashi Bhushan Kumar, the MP inspected the gushing water from a bridge across Kundu river in Alladupalle in Chapadu mandal. Later they went round Khanagudur, Pedda Jonnavaram and Nelaturu SC Colony in Duvvur mandal. The Collector and MP spoke to the villagers in Khanagudur on the loss to their property and crops and assured assistance from the government.
They inspected the damaged paddy, cotton, onion and flower crops in Khanagudur village. DCC General Secretary N. Sudhakar Reddy handed over a cheque for Rs.1 lakh towards flood relief to Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy. On way to Pedda Jovvaram, the MP spoke to labourers working in agricultural field in Jillela village, although it was not affected by floods.
He walked through knee-deep water to Pedda Jonnavaram village, where he addressed people at the mandal parishad school. Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy assured assistance for damage to houses and agricultural crops. The Collector said the government officials were enumerating the losses. He promised 20 kg of rice and five litres of kerosene free-of-charge to all white cards holders from Thursday onwards.
When people lamented loss of haystacks in floods, the MP assured supply of two lorry loads of fodder to Pedda Jonnavaram, which made a mark in milk production. The Collector and Superintendent of Police tried to go to Nelaturu village in a bullock cart, but could not do so owing to the force of Kundu river water flow. They spoke to people at Nelaturu SC Colony.
Assures aid to flood-hit families:
10/06 – Tuesday: Kadapa Member of Parliament Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy toured the Kundu flood-hit areas of Tangutur, Velavali and Thondaladinne in Rajupalem mandal in Proddatur constituency in a tractor on Tuesday.
He visited the marooned villages in his constituency for the second day today.
District Collector Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Superintendent of Police (Administration) L.S. Chowhan, MLAs – G. Srikanth Reddy (Rayachoti), A. Amarnath Reddy (Rajampet) and K. Srinivasulu (Kodur), former Proddatur MLA N. Varadarajulu Reddy, Jammalamadugu RDO M.V. Subba Reddy, Congressmen and officials accompanied him.
Stating that he came to witness the hardships caused to them and enquire about the safety of the marooned villagers, he said that he is surprised when people on the other hand are consoling him on losing his father.
Stating that the flood caused substantial loss to the property and crops, he assured disbursal of Governmental assistance.
Mr. Reddy went by a tractor along with the party leaders and officials and later walked in knee-deep water in the villages.
When the villagers sought houses and pensions, the MP told the Officer on Special Duty of Pulivendula Area Development Authority Krishnamohan Reddy to resolve the issue and gave his cell number to the people.
He enquired with the evacuees about the food, drinking water and other facilities in the relief camps.
Mr. Reddy called upon people of all sections to contribute their might for assisting the flood-affected families.
The Collector told newsmen at Velavali village that there are no casualties in the 23 villages affected by Kundu floods. Quoting preliminary estimates, he said crops are damaged in nearly 10,000 acres. Protected water supply schemes are damaged and power supply affected.
The inflow of water into the Kundu fell from 1.35 lakh cusecs on Monday to 95,000 cusecs today.