Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah has directed Collectors of the five flood-affected districts to ensure that enumeration of damage caused to houses and other properties was done in a perfect and accurate manner so that help reached only the eligible persons.
Talking to district Collectors through a video-conference from the state Secretariat today, the Chief Minister said, "a foolproof enumeration is essential to ensure that only the real victims got the benefit."
"We have also liberally increased the compensation amount for fully and partly damaged houses while we will also build new houses under Indira Aawas Yojana and other schemes. The number of houses to be built, each at a cost of Rs 68,450, should be less than one lakh as per our estimate," Rosaiah told Collectors.
Besides the government many non-governmental organisations, corporates and individuals were coming forward in a big way to lend a helping hand for rehabilitating the flood victims, he said.
Referring to crop losses, the Chief Minister pointed out that it was tenant farmers in majority of cases who bore the brunt. Though as per rules only the landlord is eligible for compensation, it should actually reach the tenant farmer.