TN Grants Rs 5-cr Aid for J and K

Published: 09th September 2014 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2014 06:17 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Conveying heartfelt condolences to the family members of all those who have lost their lives in the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced Rs Five crore for relief and rehabilitation efforts in that state.

“The Tamil Nadu  government stands ready to render any other assistance required by Jammu and Kashmir government,” she added.

“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. As a token of the support to the people of Jammu & Kashmir in their hour of need, I have ordered immediate contribution of Rs Five crore to J and K government,” Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.

The Chief Minister said 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.

Recalling that the unprecedented floods and landslides had caused extensive damage to property and have taken a heavy toll of lives, Jayalalithaa said this had also caused untold sufferings to the people of the State and tourists. 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.

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