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Bhadrachalam, July 17 (Hydnow): Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced financial assistance of Rs.10,000 and 20 kg of rice for each flood-affected family in Bhadrachalam.

Speaking to the media on Sunday after inspecting the flood-hit areas in and around Bhadrachalam town, the Chief Minister also announced an allocation of Rs 1,000 crore to take up works for the protection of Bhadrachalam town from Godavari floods on a permanent basis.

The government will take up the construction of residential colonies for people living in flood-prone areas, develop an embankment around Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple and also take up repair works of the embankment towards Burgampadu. The residential colonies will be construed at the highest altitude to protect Bhadrachalam town from flooding permanently, KCR said.

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The Chief Minister also asked the district officials to identify necessary land at a higher altitude to construct new residential colonies for the flood victims. Those people living in areas along the embankments and prone to floods should be shifted to the new build residential colonies.

Stating that a total of 7,274 families have been shifted to the rehabilitation centers, the Chief Minister said that the financial assistance of Rs.10,000 and 20 kg of rice will be extended to all flood-hit people and asked the district administration to continue the rehabilitation centers by providing all amenities till the normalcy is restored.

“There is a need to protect Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple at Bhadrachalam on a permanent basis. The government will take up development works, including the protection of Sitarama Parnashala once the flood water is received. After the completion of works, Bhadrachalam would not be submerged even though the river is received flood water above 90 meters feet in future,” KCR disclosed. (Hydnow)

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