NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday constituted an inter-ministerial team to assess the damage caused by cyclone Thane that had hit the Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry in December-end.
The team, to be led by the Home Ministry, will comprise of representatives of other ministries or departments like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Fisheries), Drinking Water, Finance (Department of Expenditure), Health, Power, Road Transport & Highways, Rural Development, Water Resources and Planning Commission. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will also be represented in the team.
“The team is to visit shortly in consultation with the governments of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu,” a statement from the Home Ministry said. The team will be conducting “on-the-spot” assessment of the situation in the wake of the devastation caused by cyclone Thane.
Cyclone Thane, with wind speeds of 140 km per hour, had pounded TN coast and Puducherry on December 30 leaving several dead, besides untold devastation.