Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has reiterated that State government is in support of the Central government’s Agri Bills as would help the farmers of the State.
He made the statement after visiting the rain affected areas in the Delta region.
He also said that the State has already written to the Centre to send a team to assess the damage caused by the heavy rains due to Cyclone Nivar and Burevi and release adequate funds.
He said that Cyclone Nivar claimed six lives, injured 12 persons and 381 cattle died. As many as 4,398 houses were damaged and 12,187 ha paddy and 3,473 ha horticulture crops.
Meanwhile, he said that the Salem-Chennai Eight Lane project is a Central government project and the state government is only helping in acquisition of land.
Answering to a query about DMK leader A Raja’s debate invitation, the Chief Minister said that he was not so important a man for AIADMK to make a call for debate and stressed that the appeal against the 2G case has been accepted and people will come to know his status once the case has been opened, he said.
He also visited relief camps and distributed relief material to people affected by the rain. He also served food to those accommodated at the camp. He also interacted with the farmers and received petitions from them.