The Collectors of 20 flood-affected districts were today instructed to remain on high alert by the Chief Secretary.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today reviewed from Delhi the situation that has arisen due to the heavy rains that are lashing the state.
The CM spoke to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar over the phone in this regard, and issued instructions that the district Collectors and the official machinery be put on high alert, and all required measures to prevent loss of life and property be taken.
Kumar then interacted with the Collectors of 20 flood-affected districts over a teleconference, and, after taking stock of the prevailing situation in the districts, instructed them to remain alert to the heavy rains and the related problems in their respective districts.
The CS informed the Collectors that the Chief Minister was continuously reviewing the situation, and instructed them to take all possible steps to prevent the loss of life or cattle, and damage to any property.
The CS also directed the Collectors to step up vigil by setting up control rooms in their respective Collectorates, and ensure that all officers stayed available in the headquarters.
"Due to heavy rainfall during the last few days, all the tanks, ponds and reservoirs in the affected areas are in spate. The officials should therefore be on high alert and see that breaches to tanks and damages to roads are immediately repaired. People living in low-lying areas may be shifted to makeshift shelters. All the line departments should work in close coordination and take all necessary preventive measures to ensure that no untoward incidents take place. And the NDRF's services may be utilized if needed," he said.
Sunil Sharma, Special Chief Secretary, TR&B; Rahul Bojja, Secretary, Disaster Management; Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary, Panchayat Raj; the Collectors of Adilabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Jagityal, Janagaon, Bhupalpally, Karimnagar, Khammam, Komaram Bheem, Mahbubabad, Mancherial, Mulugu, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Peddapalli, Rajannna-Siricilla, Siddipet, Suryapet, Warangal, Hanamkonda and Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri districts; and other officials attended the teleconference.