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Inter-Ministerial Central Team to Assess Rain Damage in Telangana


New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken decisive action in response to the rain-related havoc in Telangana by forming an Inter-Ministerial Central team. Led by Kunal Satyarthi, Advisor to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the team is scheduled to visit the rain-affected state on July 31, 2023.

Comprising members from various ministries, including Agriculture, Finance, Jala Shakthi, Power, and Road Transport and Highways, along with experts from the National Remote Sensing Centre (Department of Space), the team has been tasked with assessing the extent of damage caused by the heavy rains. Additionally, the team will review the relief efforts undertaken by the State Government thus far.

The torrential rains have taken a toll on Telangana, leading to widespread devastation and disruptions in normal life. The central team’s visit is aimed at understanding the ground reality and evaluating the effectiveness of the relief measures implemented by the state authorities.

The Ministry has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive assessment, indicating that the Inter-Ministerial team may return to the state after the State Government submits its final report. This measure ensures that all aspects of the disaster and the subsequent relief operations are thoroughly examined and appropriate measures can be undertaken.

With the team set to begin its assessment on the designated date, all eyes are on their findings and recommendations. The central government’s support and prompt response to the crisis reflect their commitment to assisting the affected state and mitigating the hardships faced by the people of Telangana. As the situation continues to evolve, further updates are awaited to understand the full scope of the damage and the necessary steps to aid in the state’s recovery process.


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