TN floods: Modi announces Rs. 2 lakh ex-gratia

The relief has been announced from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods

December 05, 2015 10:48 pm | Updated March 24, 2016 02:02 pm IST - New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night announced Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who died in Tamil Nadu floods.

“PM announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2 lakhs each from PMNRF (Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund) for next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods in Tamil Nadu,” said the PMO in a Twitter post.

Mr. Modi had on December 3, 2015 made an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in Tamil Nadu and announced an immediate release of Rs.1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-ravaged State.

That was in addition to Rs. 940 crore which was released earlier by the Centre.

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