TN floods: Central team to submit report to govt soon

Chennai: The seven-member inter-ministerial Central team that visited rain-affected districts of Tamilnadu and the Union territory of Puducherry, has left for New Delhi afer calling on Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat in Chennai.

It is learnt that the team would submit a detailed report to the Centre in a few days, based on which funds would be allocated to Tamilnadu.

Tamilnadu on Wednesday demanded a compensation of Rs 4,625.8 crore from the Centre to carry out relief works in rain-affected areas.

The State government officials made a presentation to the Central team and explained the additional damages caused by the recent spell and demanded Rs 1,996 crore in addition to the already demanded Rs 2,629 crore.

The Central team was led by Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry, Rajiv Sharma.

In a tweet, Stalin said the State government had demanded sanctioning of enough funds to take up interim relief work in rain-affected areas. Senior Ministers and Tamilnadu government officials were present at the meeting with the Chief Minister.

The team is expected to give its report to the Home Ministry’s Disaster Management Department to arrive at a figure for interim relief to Tamilnadu and Puducherry.

 

NT Bureau