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Jayalalithaa announces Rs 10K, rice and clothes to rain-ravaged

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced that a rain relief assistance of Rs 10,000 in cash, 10kg of rice, a dhoti and a saree would be disbursed to those whose huts were fully damaged and Rs 5,000 in cash plus 10 kg rice, a dhoti and a saree would be given to other flood-hit families

Jayalalithaa announces Rs 10K, rice and clothes to rain-ravaged


In a statement issued here on Monday, Jayalalithaa said, “I have further ordered to distribute Rs 5000 and 10kg of rice to the families whose houses were damaged in the recent rains and to allocate 10,000 units of slum clearance housing board immediately to those whose huts were completely damaged.”

Similarly, for loss of cattle, the Chief Minister has ordered Rs 30,000 as compensation to those who lost their livestock, Rs 3,000 for goats and pigs and Rs 100 for each chicken. 

To mitigate the loss of farmers in various districts, Jayalalithaa has sanctioned Rs 13,500 per hectare for 33% and more loss of irrigational crops as relief and Rs. 18,000 per hectare for long term crops’ damage.

The relief fund would be credited directly to the beneficiaries’ accounts in Primary Agricultural Co Operative Banks (PACB), the Chief Minister informed.

Detailing the progress of the ongoing relief work in the state, Jayalalithaa said, “the unprecedented downpour in the past few weeks has completely devastated Chennai, Cuddalore, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts. 

To ensure speedy and perfect rescue, relief and restoration works in the rain-ravage pockets, several teams comprising IAS officers and top civic officials were deputed to all the affected areas across the state. Totally, 80,120 personnel, including personnel from state police, fire and rescue services, army, navy and the NDRF. have been deployed on rescue and relief works in different parts of the state.” 

Regarding the food supplies to the victims across the state, she said that so far 453 tonnes of milk powder have been distributed to those stranded by rains and accommodated in 5,554 relief camps.

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