18 April, Hyderabad
As many as 13 persons were killed in six districts of Andhra Pradesh and 11,334 hectares of crop was damaged in the unseasonal rains that lashed the state last week.
Principal Secretary (Revenue) Sharma informed this to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu duringa review meeeting here Saturday .
Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa, who participated in the meeting informed the Chief Minister that the ex-gratia has been paid to the kin of those who died in the rains, an official statement said.
Naidu asked the officials to complete damage estimates immediately and pay compensation by this month end. Kurnool district witnessed highest crop damage in 2,596 hectares, Krishna district in 2,382 hectares, Nellore 1,872 hectares, Kadapa 1,867 hectares, Anantapur 1,054 hectares, Chittoo 1,048 hectares, Prakasam 350 hectares, Guntur 159 hectares and Vizianagaram 8 hectares.
Stating the crop-wise damages, the Chief Minister was also informed that paddy witnessed largescale damage in 4,562 hectares, chillies in 2,002 hectares, mango in 1,478 hectares, banana in 550 hectares, vegetables in 630 hectares and other crops like Seasamum, cotton, groundnut.
Meanwhile, poultry too was hit in the state. The department had stated that 4,550 poultry was lost, the statement said