Central Team Pat on TN Back for Prompt Flood Relief

The 8-member Central team commended the rescue, relief and restoration works undertaken during one of the worst crises in recent times.

Published: 06th January 2016 05:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2016 05:12 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: The eight-member Central team headed by TVSN Prasad on Tuesday, commended the Tamil Nadu government for the rescue, relief and restoration work undertaken in the flood-affected areas.

The team, which is making an on-the-spot assessment of damages caused during the fourth spell of heavy rains in December, met with the Chief Minister who reiterated her demand for early allocation of funds by the Centre for the restoration and rehabilitation work in six districts affected by heavy rains.

“There was widespread appreciation in the Ministries of Government of India about the prompt manner in which the State Government machinery rose to the occasion and attended to rescue, relief and restoration work. The State government was successful in preventing an outbreak of any epidemic by timely measures such as chlorination and health camps” TVSN Prasad said during the discussions. 

Recalling that the Centre had  declared the floods in Tamil Nadu a ‘Calamity of Severe Nature’, the Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending the same Central team which visited the flood-affected areas in November to Tamil Nadu again. 

Giving a detailed account of the havoc played by heavy rains in the first week of December in the districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli, she said the State government had sought `25,912.45 crore for restoration

and rehabilitation works in the flood affected areas. 

“The requirement of funds for relief and restoration of infrastructure are well beyond the resources available with the State. I therefore request the Central team to make an in-depth assessment of the damages suffered by the State and to submit its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs expeditiously”, the Chief Minister added.

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