Drop in flood flow in Godavari river; several villages still inundated

Amaravati: Tens of villages in West & East Godavari dists of AP continue to remain marooned awhile some of the have been cut off from that outdoor globe although the flood flow in river Godavari initiated dwindling on Tue..

After announcing a relief payment of INR 2,000 every to the affected families, CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy undertook an aerial survey within the noon of the flood havoc within the 2 dists.

The CM, who reviewed the status with Collectors of the 2 dists & Sr. authorities, stated according to info available, the flood flow within the river might fall furthermore to regarding 17 lakh cusecs by Tue. night, 14-12 lakh cusecs on Wed. & 9-Eight lakh cusecs by Thu..

“This is a great sign,” Jagan remarked.

After touching a peak of 22.90 lakh cusecs on Tue. in the morning, the deluge eased a little with the flow dwindling to 22.40 lakh cusecs by noon & remained steady.

In East Godavari dist., 95 relief camps were opened where 14,477 citizens were accommodated from flood- hit villages.

In all 147 villages under 23 revenue mandals within the dist. remained marooned because of the deluge, as per the Dist. Collector Muralidhar Reddy.

The other 77 villages remained cut off.

Standing paddy crop in over 2,385 hectares has been inundated within the dist., awhile cotton in 225 hectares & horticulture crops in over 5,000 hectares have been also affected.

Complete-scale enumeration of the damage would be implemented after the flood recedes.

In neighboring West Godavari, 55 villages under 3 mandals have been still facing the flood fury.

Vasishta Godavari, a tributary of the perennial river, has been in spate, cutting off road communication network.

The dist. administration opened 26 relief camps where regarding 6,192 citizens have been given shelter after they have been evacuated from that flood-affected villages, Collector Revu Mutyalaraju stated.

He stated 71 villages remained cut off, where hundreds of families have been stranded.

The administration has been approaching out to the villages by boats & assuring delivery of vital commodities, the Collector added further.