Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has expressed her solidarity with the people and government of Uttarakhand over the disaster in that State caused by heavy rain and landslides. She also announced that her government would make an immediate contribution of Rs 5 crore toward relief efforts, and offered the assistance of the Tamil Nadu government.
“On behalf of the State government and people of Tamil Nadu, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family members of all those who have lost their lives in this colossal tragedy. The State of Uttarakhand is faced with a very major task of ensuring effective and immediate rescue, relief and rehabilitation and reconstruction of the devastated area in the coming days,” read Jayalalithaa’s statement.
“As a token of the support and solidarity of the government and people of Tamil Nadu with the government and people of Uttarakhand in their hour of need, I have ordered the immediate contribution of a sum of Rs 5 crore from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to the government of Uttarakhand.
“The government of Tamil Nadu stands ready to render any other assistance as may be required by the government of Uttarakhand,” the Chief Minister’s statement added.