Collectors to be on high alert till rains subside: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Reddy | Amaravati News

Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed district collectors Be on high-alert regarding sudden rain and take all possible measures to protect the situation crops, He asked the officers to immediately rush field officers to save the standing crop in the field wherever possible.
On Sunday, the Chief Minister took stock of the rain situation with senior officials in the CMO. After taking feedback from senior officers, the Chief Minister asked them to advise the District Collectors to depute additional teams in the field to assess the situation. He demanded the District Collectors to personally monitor the rain damage and provide all necessary assistance farmers,
“Issue necessary instructions to district collectors to ensure that there is no delay in starting crop damage calculations. All district magistrates should be in the field to take stock of the ground situation,” said the chief minister.
He asked the district collectors to start calculating the crop loss immediately after the rains recede. He wanted the enumeration to be completed within a week of the rains receding and more measures to be taken to provide assistance to the farmers.
Meanwhile, the District Collectors directed the officials of the Agriculture Department to closely monitor the situation regarding damage to crops.
Initial reports suggested that commercial crops including chilli, cotton and even paddy have been heavily damaged in some districts due to unseasonal sudden cloudbursts over the past two days.
Several districts of the state faced heavy rains, which the farmers did not expect at all. It rained in Krishna, Guntur, Bapatla, Nellore, YSR, Tirupati and Godavari districts. Rabi crops, which were at harvesting stage in many districts, suffered heavy losses.


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