Telangana CM Sees ‘Cloudburst’ Conspiracy Behind Godavari Floods, Performs Puja For Relief

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Hyderabad: Telangana has been battered by heavy rains in the past few days, causing floods in Godavari river, but Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed apprehensions about there being some conspiracy behind the natural disaster. During a visit to Bhadrachalam town affected by Godavari floods, CM KCR on Sunday said that sudden cloudbursts are said to be a conspiracy of some countries.Also Read – IMD Forecast For July 26: Heavy Rainfall Warning For Several States. Check Complete Weather Update here

“Cloudburst is something new. It is said that there is some conspiracy behind it. I don’t know how far it is correct. It is said that some countries are causing cloudbursts in our country. This happened earlier in Kashmir and Uttarakhand,” he said while addressing flood-affected people at a relief camp. Also Read – Telangana Rains: 3 Dead, One Missing As Incessant Rains Disrupt Normal Life, IMD Issues Red Alert | Key Points

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Earlier, accompanied by ministers and top officials, KCR performed puja at Godavari river and prayed for an end to the floods. He appreciated the district collector and officials in preventing loss of life despite unprecedented rains.

Flood intensity to be high during July

Heavy rains in Godavari catchment area in Telangana and upstream Maharashtra over the last few days triggered flash floods, inundating low-lying villages and towns along the river in some districts of Telangana. The intensity of floods is stated to be unprecedented during July.

IMD predicts rains till 29 July

The chief minister said since the weather department has forecast rains till July 29, the officials should be on alert. “The danger is still not over. You have to remain alert,” he told officials. He also asked officials to continue the relief camps till the rains recede completely. A total of 7,274 families have taken shelter in relief camps opened by the government.

KCR’s 5 major announcements for Telangana flood relief:

  1. Referring to the problem of inundation of residential areas in Bhadrachalam town and villages downstream, the chief minister said the government will find a permanent solution.
  2. He announced that the government and Singareni Collieries Company Limited together will spend Rs 1,000 crore to address the problem in Bhadrachalam and Pinapaka constituencies.
  3. The chief minister said a colony of 2,000 to 3,000 houses will be built at an elevated place so that it faces no threat of inundation even if the water level in Godavari rises to 90 feet.
  4. CM KCR, who inspected the river bund, said the government will rope in experts from the Central Water commission and professors from IITs to find a permanent solution to floods by strengthening the river bank.
  5. He announced Rs 10,000 financial assistance for every affected family. The government will also provide 20 kg free rice to each family for the next two months.

(With inputs from IANS)

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