Fani relief work in Odisha: TN gives Rs 10 crore

The Tamil Nadu government has announced financial assistance of ₹10 crore as an immediate relief contribution, extending a helping hand to cyclone-hit Odisha.

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday announced Rs 10 crore from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund for carrying out rehabilitation and reconstruction work in cyclone Fani-affected areas of Odisha.

Palaniswami, in a statement, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family members of all those who lost their lives in the cyclone and rains. “The Government of Tamil Nadu stands ready to render any other assistance as may be required by the Government of Odisha,” added the TN CM.

In a letter to Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha, on May 4, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his solidarity with the people of Odisha who are facing the consequences of the cyclone, that has ripped through the coastal districts of the state.

“Government of Kerala and its people offer all assistance including sending of medical teams, providing fire and rescue services and electricity personnel if you deem any of them necessary,” he said.

The Kerala Government has also offered to provide provisions, clothing, tarpaulin and other essentials as per the numbers given by Odisha government. “I have asked our State Relief Commissioner to be in constant touch with your state authorities to render any assistance that may be required,” he said.