CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced that the Central team which visited the flood-affected areas in November, would be visiting the areas affected by heavy rains and floods later, from tomorrow. The team will be in the flood-hit areas on January 6 too.
“The Central team will be filing a supplementary report to the Government of India and I hope the Central government will extend sufficient financial assistance to Tamil Nadu”, the Chief Minister said in a statement here.
Giving details about the extent of damages caused by the floods, the Chief Minister aid standing crops in 3,82,768 hectare (including paddy and horticultural crops) had been damaged. So far relief assistance have been deposited in the bank accounts of 68,350 farmers.
She said 25,48,152 houses were marooned in the floods while 4,93,716 hutments were damaged fully & partially . “Flood relief worth Rs.700 crore will be deposited in the bank accounts of 14 lakh families today itself and the rest of the assistance would be disbursed by January 11”, the Chief Minister added.