Collectors directed to complete it by January 5
Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has instructed District Collectors to complete flood relief work by January 5.
Reviewing relief works and interacting with the Collectors of flood-affected districts via video conference for three hours from the Secretariat on Thursday, Mr. Karunanidhi said the State had sanctioned Rs.500 crore in the first phase to provide immediate relief.
While Rs.300 crore was sanctioned to provide immediate compensation for crop damage in floods, he said Rs.200 crore was allotted for repair of damaged houses and roads.
The State had also sent a report to the Centre demanding Rs.1,832 crore from the Centre as relief. After the Central team submits the report, the State expects relief from the Centre, he said, asking the Collectors to follow the State's guidelines in providing relief.