The inter-ministerial central team led by Sanjeev Kumar Jindal, joint secretary (DM), the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which toured the Titli cyclone- affected areas of Srikakulam district, has praised the relief measures taken up by Andhra Pradesh Government. The state government submitted a report putting the Titli cyclone loss at 3,673.10 crore. On the other hand Tollywood came forward and the organization " Manam Saitham " came forward and visited the effected areas of Srikakulam District and adapted 6 villages of this Andhra Pradesh . Manam Saitham Kadambari Group is a global humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disaster situations around the world. In addition to their emergency relief efforts in natural or man-made disasters, they also work on long term relief and development programs. Manam Saitham Group is headed by Renowned Film Actor Shri Kadambari Kiran. Titli started out as a low depression in the Bay of Bengal and gradually intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm (VSCS). It crossed north Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha coast near Palasa (18.80N/84.40E) to the southwest of Gopalpur during 0430-0530 IST of 11th Oct’18 as a VSCS with the wind speed of 140-150 gusting to 165 kmph.
23 blocks and 1114 Villages in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts were affected by the cyclone, which hit the coast near Palasa close to the border with Odisha. Srikakulam district bore the brunt as the strong winds uprooted a large number of coconut trees, thousands of electricity poles and communication towers. Many animals lost their lives and also damaged crops in about 2Lakh Hectares and much more.Government of Andhra Pradesh would like to propose forming a separate institution named TURPU (TITLI-UDDANAM REHABILITATION PROGRAM UNIT). The long-term recovery requires thoughtful strategic planning and action to address more serious or permanent impacts of a disaster. Investment in economic development capacity building becomes essential to foster economic diversification, attain new resources, build new partnerships and implement effective recovery strategies and tactics. The Team of Manam Saitham will be visiting the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu and will discuss the rehabilitation planning and proposals too. The Rehabilitation Implementation by MANAM SAITHAM will be through SMART AP FOUNDATION for better Convergence between Departments and Corporate associated with SAPF.