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Rs 70 cr to be allocated as crop insurance

Written by: Staff

Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Sept 2: The East Godavari district administration will allocate Rs 70 crore as crop insurance to the farmers of the flood-hit east Godavari district and write off interests on the loans they have taken, state Minister for Roads and Buildings Jakkampui Ramamohan Rao said today.

Addressing the press, Mr Rao said department-wise relief work was being taken up to help the affected people of the district. Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy would visit Rajahmundry on September 11 and participate in the laying of foundation for the Rs 20 crore Bommuru drinking water scheme, which would address the drinking water needs of 60 villages in his home constituency of Kadiam, he added.

Also, a one-day medical camp will be held at Mummidivaram on September eight for the flood affected, in which Union Ministers Panabaka Lakshmi and Renuka Chowdary are expected to attend.

The state government would issue orders for midday meals scheme to be run by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) with aid from Rajahmundry Muncipal Corporation, he said.

Also 3,000 houses would be sanctioned under Integrated Slum Development programme in the town's outskirts.


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