Tamil Nadu

Centre okays ₹172 cr. in cyclone relief

A house that was damaged during Cyclone Gaja at Thalaignayiru in Nagapattinam distict.

A house that was damaged during Cyclone Gaja at Thalaignayiru in Nagapattinam distict.  

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The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has sanctioned ₹172.5 crore towards cyclone relief in Tamil Nadu, Minister for Animal Husbandry Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan said in New Delhi on Friday.

The sum included ₹92 crore for clearing damaged and fallen coconut trees and ₹80 crore in relief for affected horticulture crops, Mr. Radhakrishnan said, quoting Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.

The Tamil Nadu government had sought ₹100 crore for clearing damaged and fallen coconut trees in cyclone-affected areas.

“We informed the Chief Minister about this and he was quite happy,” the Minister added.

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