Madhya Pradesh Seeks Rs 11,906-Crore Flood Relief Package From Centre

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The state has recorded 1203.5 mm rainfall until September 17, says official (File)

Bhopal: 

Madhya Pradesh suffered a lack of Rs 11,906 crore through the current floods, state authorities officers have informed a visiting central workforce and sought instant monetary assist for reduction and rehabilitation work.

The officers made a proper request for monetary help of Rs 11,906 crore to Madhya Pradesh earlier than the central workforce, headed by Sandeep Poundrik, joint secretary, Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority, presently visiting the state, a public relations division officer mentioned on Friday.

The loss determine is predicated on preliminary evaluation of injury brought on by heavy rains and subsequent floods which have claimed 225 lives up to now.

The officers on Thursday held a gathering with central workforce members and informed them that 36 of the 52 districts have suffered enormous losses because of heavy rains and floods, he mentioned.

In accordance with the officer, the five-member workforce was knowledgeable that the state has recorded 1203.5 mm rainfall until September 17, which is 37 per cent greater than the conventional.

On account of heavy downpour, crops on 24 lakh hectare of land price Rs 9,600 crore had been destroyed as per preliminary evaluation, affecting about 22 lakh farmers, he mentioned.

Roads suffered injury to the tune of Rs 1,566 crore.

The central workforce was informed that 225 individuals and 1,400 cattle had been killed in heavy rains, floods and lightning, the Public Relations Division officer mentioned.

Madhya Pradesh Principal Secretary (income) Manish Rastogi knowledgeable the assembly that the state authorities offered a direct reduction of Rs 125 crore to the affected individuals from the State Catastrophe Response Fund (SDRF). Rastogi mentioned a survey of crop injury is underway throughout the state and last estimation of loss can be ready by September 27.

The state authorities additionally requested the Centre to transform short-term agricultural loans into medium-term ones, the officer added.

In the meantime, the central workforce is scheduled to examine losses in Vidisha, Raisen, Rajgarh, Mandsaur and Agar Malwa districts on Friday.

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