STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Over 72,000 People Housed in Relief Camps in Tamil Nadu

Published: 02nd December 2015 08:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2015 08:45 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said 72,119 people were now housed in relief camps set up in the rain-affected Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chennai districts.

In a statement here, the government said the affected people have been housed in 432 relief camps set up in the three districts.

The government said relief measures were being taken on war footing and 329,919 food packets have been distributed to the flood-affected people in these three districts.

The government said there was 24 cm rainfall in Thiruvallur district till Wednesday morning, while it was 34 cm in Kanchipuram and 28 cm in Chennai.

According to the statement, breaches in lakes in these districts were being plugged.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will undertake an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas on Thursday.

She planned to undertake the aerial survey on Wednesday but the plan was postponed due to the inclement weather and because the helicopter could not take off.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp