Due to dearth of funds for decade-old projects, Buggavanka retaining wall and underground drainage system still remain incomplete
The State government has ordered the disbursal of Rs 1,715 crore for farmers hit by cyclones Nivar and Burevi apart from the nonseasonal rainfall in January.
However, the Central government only sanctioned Rs 63.14 crore for Nivar and Rs 223.77 crore for Burevi damages.
The Chief Minister has substantially hiked the assistance to farmers above the amount prescribed in the National Disaster Relief Fund guidelines.
As per the final estimates, a total of 3,26,819 acres cultivated by 1.18 lakh farmers has been insured. Around 2.9 lakh acres were insured last year.
The details of crop loss above 33 per cent, names of farmers, their Aadhaar numbers and bank account details are being collected and data entry is underway.
A team of faculty and students led by Prof Balaji Narasimhan measured river discharges at several critical places across Adyar River to collect real-time data during the Cyclone.
Coming to horticulture crops, chilli in 9,234.32 hectares was damaged, affecting 16,035 farmers.
An underground electric cable has also been left uncovered, and a concrete platform on the road has been broken.
Residents from across the city made a beeline to the two check dams — Sellipattu and Manalipattu — that were fast filling up.
In his complaint the MLA stated that a portion of the Karuvadikuppam canal at TV Nagar near Dhobi Khana was damaged during Nivar cyclone, causing flooding and inundation of the entire area.
MP Selvaraj seeks multipurpose shelters in every panchayat to help people during calamities; MLA Thamimun Ansari seeks Rs 25,000 per acre of crops damaged
The State government has allocated Rs 74.24 crore for relief work from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to the coastal districts hit by cyclone Nivar.
Thousands of tons of harvested paddy have been spoiled in the recent downpours as the government-run direct procurement centres do not have adequate infrastructure for stocking the produce
Official team from each department is currently assessing the damage. Once we get a report, the rightful compensation will be provided to the affected persons at the earliest.