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Jaya Announces Rs.5 Cr Aid to J & K Flood Relief

Published: 08th September 2014 05:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2014 05:31 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Conveying her heartfelt condolences to the family members of all those who have lost their lives in the colossal tragedy in the form floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced a contribution of Rs.Five crore to flood relief in Jammu and Kashmir.

“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 the colossal tragedy. The Tamil Nadu  government stands ready to render any other assistance required by Jammu and Kashmir government”, the Chief Minister said in a statement here.

Stating that Jammu & Kashmir was faced with the arduous task of ensuring immediate rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures for the flood ravaged areas and reconstruction of the devastated areas in the coming days, the Chief Minister said as a token of the support and solidarity of the Government and people of Tamil Nadu with the Government and people of Jammu & Kashmir in their hour of need, she had ordered immediate contribution of Rs.Five crore to Jammu and Kashmir government.

The Chief Minister said the unprecedented floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir had caused extensive damage to property and have taken a heavy toll of lives. This had also caused untold suffering to the people of the State and tourists visiting Jammu & Kashmir.  While the Centre declared the flood situation in Jammu & Kashmir as a national-level disaster, the Army had evacuated more than 15,000 people from inundated areas across the State.

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