Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy reviewed the affects of ‘Leher’ cyclone, at a high level meeting at camp office on Thursday. He directed the Chief Secretary to closely monitor the speedy enumeration of crops, houses and other damages caused by recent “Helen” cyclone. The Chief Minister directed to make all efforts to help the cyclone victims, particularly the farmers. It may be recalled that the input subsidy for damaged coconut trees had been enhanced from Rs 150/- to Rs 500/- which comes to Rs 75,000 per hectare.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh expressed happiness that fortunately no damages have been reported. He complimented the administration, NDRF, Army, Navy, Airforce and the public for their precautionary measures and preparedness.
Officials informed that moderate rains may occur in Guntur district and some other places and no major damages reported. 45,200 people have been evacuated from low lying areas as a precautionary measure and all of them will reach their destination by Friday morning. The fishermen may go for fishing from Friday onwards, the officials added.
Chief Secretary Dr P K Mohanty, Disaster Management Commissioner Sri C Parthasarathy, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sri Ajey Kallam and other senior officials attended the meeting.