Pondy CM Announces Rs 1 Crore for Relief Works In J-K

Published: 15th September 2014 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2014 12:04 PM   |  A+A-


PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today announced in the Assembly an assistance of Rs 1 crore as contribution from his government to flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir for relief works.

He made the announcement suo moto in the House after zero hour, referring to the pleas from ruling and opposition members that Puducherry contribute for the relief works.

"The Puducherry government would contribute Rs 1 crore as its assistance to the flood relief fund," he said, adding, if the State government employees intended to do so, they could also contribute one day's salary to the Prime Minister Relief Fund for relief and rehabilitation works in J and K.

Nominated legislator V Bhalan appealed to the Chief Minister to announce Puducherry's contribution for the relief fund as the situation in J&K was heart rending with a number of people dying and heavy loss of property being reported there.

The Chief Minister's announcement was welcomed by the members.

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