CHENNAI: Clarifying that the alleged report prepared by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences on the recent floods in Tamil Nadu does not exist, Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Gnanadesikan on Thursday said that MoES had conveyed to the State government vide its letter dated February 3 that “no such report exists as claimed to have been prepared by the Ministry on recent Tamil Nadu floods.”
Referring to a report that appeared in a newspaper, the Chief Secretary said the report was totally baseless and false. The Chief Secretary in his statement on December 13, explained that floods in Chennai on December 1, 2015 was a rarest of rare natural calamity and were not caused by any failure in the management of water releases.
“In fact, Government of Tamil Nadu’s handling of the rescue, relief, restoration and rehabilitation operations in the wake of the unprecedented rains and floods in November and December, 2015 has come in for widespread acclaim and appreciation”, he added.
“The letter from MoES has said that the Ministry fully disowns the inferences articulated in the news item.
A copy of the letter is attached for reference”, the Chief Secretary further said.