Port Blair, Sept. 19: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to conduct assessment of damages to crops and release of compensation for the families of Middle Andaman, who have suffered loss of property and crop due to heavy rain yesterday.

In a letter addressed to the Lt. Governor, the Member of Parliament mentioned that due to heavy rain yesterday huge damages have been caused to hundreds of families of Billyground, Pinakinagar, Shantipur and Tugapur 6, 7 & 8 areas.

In this regard the Member of Parliament requested Lt. Governor to send a high level team to all the affected villages to assess the damages of crop and household items.

He also requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor to release adequate compensation to all the affected families once the assessment is over.

The Member of Parliament also thanked the Police Teams and other officials for timely action in rescuing a good number of families and providing them temporary shelters in safe places.