Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday sought   liberal financial assistance from the Centre for the damage caused due to unseasonal rains that lashed the state in September.
Interacting with the visiting Central team at his camp office on Monday, the CM explained the team that the heavy rains had caused damage to crops and basic infrastructure.The CM told the team that heavy rains hit the state in the final week of September with 31 cms of rainfall being recorded on a day.
The CM further said that damage was averted as several canals were cleared as part of Mission Kakatiya programme.“Or else all the canals would have breached due to the heavy influx that they have received due to the torrential rains,’’  the Chief Minister told the team. The Central team was headed by Union joint secretary (Home) Dilip Kumar.The Central team visited Siddipet, Karimnagar, Sangareddy and other districts on Saturday and Sunday to assess the rain damage.
Dilip Kumar said the team had visited the affected regions and made a preliminary assessment. He assured the chief minister that they would do their best to help the state.

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