PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister N Rangasamy has convened a meeting of top officials of his administration on Wednesday to take stock of the damages suffered during heavy rains that lashed the UT in the last two weeks.
Sources said the assessment of damages suffered by various sectors, like agriculture and animal husbandry will be done by the departments of local administration and PWD.
After compiling the total quantum of damages, relief assistance will be sought from the central government, sources added.
Rangasamy had already said that he would write to PM Narendra modi seeking relief assistance as the funds required are beyond what is available here.
Meanwhile, residents heaved a sigh of relief as the rains kept away from the region throughout the day. But water logging could be seen in many of the urban areas despite sun shining for most part of the day. The agriculture fields too remained submerged as a fallout of the heavy downpour witnessed in the last two weeks.
Meanwhile, Collector D Manikandan sought a report on the alleged reluctance on the part of fire service personnel to come to the rescue of two youth, who were dragged away by the currents in the Sankarabharani river. However, home guard Senthil, hailing from Sellippattu, and some other youth dared to venture out and managed to rescue them.
District administration revealed that nearly 3,000 cusecs of water was released from Veedur dam on Tuesday. There was no threat to people living on the banks of various channels, it added.