Centre sanctions over Rs 939 crore as flood relief assistance to Tamil Nadu
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has instructed the release of financial assistance worth Rs. 939.63 crore immediately to Tamil Nadu to assist it in dealing with the situation arising from the floods. The fund was sanctioned in response to the request of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, a central team is also being deputed to Tamil Nadu to assess the damages and further action will be taken after the team submits its report.
Earlier, a letter from the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu enclosing a detailed memorandum on flood damages was sent to the Prime Minister’s Office by a delegation led by Shri S.T.K. Jakkayan, Special Representative of Tamil Nadu. The Government of Tamil Nadu has sought urgent financial assistance from the Centre and has also asked for a central team to be deputed immediately to make an on-the-spot assessment of damages.