Monsoon Damaged worth Around Rs 37.66 Crore

Published on: 24 Jul, 2013
Published under: Kerala Weather News, Pathanamthitta District News

July 23 2013
Pathanamthitta

District Collector Pranab Jyotinath has apprised the Central team that the monsoon havoc has caused damage worth Rs.37,66,41,342 in different parts of the district.The , Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs, on the heavy damage to buildings, roads, crops, etc in the district owing to the monsoon havoc during the past two months. According to Mr Jyotinath, many major roads as well as rural roads in the district were badly damaged due to flooding and prolonged water logging. The loss due to damage to roads was estimated at Rs.26.75 crore, the report said.

He said crop loss in an extent of 382.9 ha of land had led to a loss of Rs.3,79,82,000. Similarly, the Irrigation wing of the Water Resources department and Kerala Water Authority incurred loss worth Rs.4.18 crore and 96 lakh respectively in the natural calamity.

Mr Jyotinath said 11 houses were completely destroyed and 635 houses partially damaged in the natural calamity in the district and the loss was estimated at Rs 90,52,305. Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash, who had accompanied the Central team to the landslip-hit Muthupezhumkal in Konni, said the State would get maximum possible Central assistance.

Source– http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/rain-havoc-damage-put-at-rs3766-crore/article4947941.ece

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