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Tamil Nadu CM orders release of ₹10 crore to Telangana CMRF, offers more assistance

CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami. File.  

The Tamil Nadu Government has announced an immediate contribution of ₹10 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund of Telangana for taking up relief and rehabilitation measures in the rain and flood-hit areas.

On Monday, Mr. Palaniswami wrote to his counterpart in Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, offering any assistance required by the Telangana government, while expressing his condolences to family members of those who have lost their lives in the floods. He expressed concern that heavy rains and unprecedented floods in Hyderabad and certain districts of Telangana caused extensive damage.

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“As a token of the support and solidarity of the Government and people of Tamil Nadu with the Government and people of Telangana in their hour of need, I have ordered the immediate contribution of a sum of ₹10 crore from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to the Government of Telangana. We are also sending blankets and mats as relief material to the affected families,” Mr. Palaniswami said in the letter.

He added that Mr. Rao’s efficient and quick handling of the disaster and the response of the government in providing relief and rescue operations have mitigated the adverse effects of the flood.

(With inputs from Telangana bureau)

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