Hyderabad: The Telangana state government has pegged the loss on account of the heavy rain that lashed the state in September at Rs 2,740 crore. The loss includes the damage caused to crops, roads, houses, electric poles and other infrastructure.
Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma submitted a report to this effect to the Inter-Ministerial Central team which arrived in state on Sunday to take up a two-day tour of rain-hit districts to assess the damage.
The Chief Secretary told the team during a detailed Powerpoint presentation that the municipal wing suffered losses of Rs 848 crore, agriculture Rs 192.77 crore, irrigation Rs 112 crore and panchayat raj Rs 290 crore.
He said several roads were badly damaged, electric transformers got burnt, large extent of crops damaged and houses collapsed or partly-damaged.
He urged the team to ensure release of some portion of funds immediately as an interim relief to take up relief and rehabilitation.
Union home joint secretary Dilip Kumar, who is heading the team, assured Mr Sharma that they would recommend the Centre to provide maximum possible assistance as interim relief.
The teams left for Kamareddy, Nizamabad, Sangareddy, Karimnagar and Siddipet districts to assess the damage. The team will tour Hyderabad on Monday and examine the damage caused in the city....