70 thousand Crore – Estimated Hudhud Losses

cm-babuThe initial estimation of all the damages caused due to the cyclone ‘Hudhud’ stands at Rs. 70,000 Crore, says Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He further added that the exact financial loss is yet to be calculated.

Naidu said that the administration has put all its efforts to bring life back to normalcy, and every step is being taken to resolve the power crisis. CM was speaking to the media at the Visakhapatnam Collectorate complex on Wednesday.

“It is very difficult to assess the damage and loss caused by the cyclone. We are still getting reports whether it (total losses in all cyclone-hit districts) is Rs 60,000 crore or Rs 70,000 crore. We cannot come to a figure now. Our immediate priority is to conduct rescue and relief operations in the cyclone-hit areas”, said Naidu.

He informed that the teams from the Centre would visit the area to assess the exact losses in a day or two.

PM, during his visit to the affected areas yesterday, announced Rs. 1,000 Crore relief from the Centre along with an ex-gratia of Rs. 5 Lakh to the family of demised victims and Rs. 50,000 to the injured people.

When asked about the normalcy of telecom services in the state, the CM said that he is talking to telecom service providers and expects the services to be resumed very soon.

Medaram Jathara

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