Hailstorm Causes Havoc, Harish Inspects Crop Damage In Siddipet, CM Orders For Estimation

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The unexpected hail storm lashed several parts of not only the city, but also across Telangana is causing much damage to the grown up crops. The state has experienced widespread rain and thunderstorms with hails since 2 days, resulting the drop in mercury. However, the temperatures are expected to rise from tomorrow.

Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to be on high alert as the state is experiencing widespread rain and thunderstorms with hails. The CM also instructed officials to make estimates of the crop losses due to the rain and hail storms.

The CM spoke to Chief Secretary S K Joshi on the untimely rains, hail storms and their impact on the crop losses in the State. CM instructed that estimates about the crop losses suffered due to untimely hail storms for the past 15 days and losses to be suffered in the days to come to be prepared. Since the government is ready to give Input Subsidy to farmers who suffered losses, reports should be prepared and sent to the government forthwith.

Based on the instructions from the CM, Chief Secretary SK Joshi spoke to all the district collectors over the phone and asked them to prepare reports on the crop losses. The CS has also instructed that officials’ teams should visit the affected places to assess the damage.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Irrigation Harish Rao today visited several affected villages in Siddipet district and assured them to compensate the losses they incurred. He instructed the officials accompanied with him to immediately assess the losses and submit the report to the government. He interacted with the farmers in Nancharpalli, Bakri Chepyala, Ellupalli etc.