Rs1.68 crore distributed to 16,865 flood hit
TNN | Jul 31, 2012, 04.48AM IST
YAVATMAL: The government has distributed Rs1.68 crore to 16,865 flood-hit persons in the form of ex-gratia amount of Rs1,000 each over the last three days. The panchanama of damages has been completed in the villages of Darwah tehsil while 30-40% of the panchanama work has been completed in other flood hit villages.
District collector Ashwin Mudgal said the total damage to PWD roads and bridges in the flood hit areas is over Rs32 crores while Rs1.04 crore loss was suffered by the electricity companies. Over Rs60 lakh is the estimate of damage to the water works department.
"Houses have been damaged partially and fully in the flood. The partially damaged house owners will be paid Rs2,400 while the owners with fully damaged houses will be given Rs5,000 each," said the collector. The affected will be given subsidy as well as loans through banks, he added.
There are nine tehsils in which 230 villages have been affected by the floods. Tehsils like Yavatmal, Arni and Ghatanji have been badly affected and rehabilitation works are in progress. The total damages will be around Rs150 crores, said unconfirmed sources. The damage to standing kharif crops and soil erosion are yet to be ascertained.
There was a flash flood in some villages of Babhulgaon tehsil and the affected 12 villages have been already rehabilitated and necessary financial assistance delivered to those affected. Some 10 medical camps have been set up in the affected villages and necessary men and medicines sent to run these camps, DHO Dr Rachkundawar said.