Chennai rains: TN government announces Rs 4 lakh compensation

Tamilnadu State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran has announced a financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the families of those who lost their lives during the heavy rains in the state.

The Minister assured that the bereaved families will receive a cheque in a week.

According to the Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the state, 14 people died during the incessant rains and waterlogging.

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said that farmers who have lost more than 33 per cent of their crop would receive compensation.

The government has constituted a team of ministers to study the losses suffered by farmers as about 1.45 lakh acres of crop has been damaged due to the heavy rains in delta districts.

More than 250 people were shifted from state government hospitals in Chennai.

According to the fire and rescue teams and the Water Resources Department officials, it would take a few more days for Chennai to return to normalcy.