Goa Governor urges Centre to provide relief to flood victims

ANI
Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai said that more than 5,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains

Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai on Monday requested the Central government to assist flood-affected people in Goa. He said that more than 5,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains, causing an estimated loss of Rs 500 crore to the citizens of Goa.

"I request the Centre to assist flood-affected people in Goa. As per government sources, more than 5,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains. The estimated loss is around Rs 500 crore," Pillai told ANI.

Earlier on July 24, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called him to enquire about the prevailing flood situation in Goa due to incessant rains and assured him of the Centre's full support and assistance to the State.

Sawant further said that he spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and briefed him about the widespread damage caused in the State due to incessant rains

Heavy rainfall has wreaked havoc in parts of Goa inundating houses, leaving hundreds stranded, communication lines snapped and rail and road traffic disrupted.

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