TN demands Rs 4,625.8 crore to carry out rain relief works

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

After completing their three-day inspections at various flood-affected areas in the state, both the Central teams, comprising seven members, met and briefed Chief Minister MK Stalin about the details of their visits.
The government officials also made a presentation to the 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.
“Already, the state had demanded Rs 2,629.29 crore from the Centre to carry out relief works in various districts ravaged by rains in October and November. However, after re-examining the damages it has been found out that the state needed an additional compensation of Rs 1,996.5 crore, which included Rs 521.28 crore for temporary restoration works and Rs 1,475.22 crore for permanent restoration works,” said the sources in Secretariat.