Tamil Nadu

Tentative report on damage sent to Centre: CM

Edappadi K. Palaniswami  

A tentative report on the damage caused by Cyclone Gaja has been sent to the Centre, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has said.

Addressing mediapersons, he said that work on the final report on the quantum of damage was being carried out, and the Centre had been requested to depute disaster relief teams to coastal districts to help the State machinery assess the impact. If needed, the State would approach the Centre for manpower support.

When asked if the Prime Minister would visit Tamil Nadu, he said the State had already apprised the Centre of the situation.

The CM gave a detailed break-up of the death toll and the loss of public and private property. A compensation of ₹30,000 would be paid to owners of 102 heads of cattle and ₹3,000 to owners of 633 goats that died in the cyclone. Heavy winds had damaged paddy, plantain and coconut trees on about 88,000 hectares. The affected farmers would be given adequate compensation. he said.

Referring to the violent protests in affected districts, Mr. Palaniswami appealed for cooperation, saying the damage to power installations was significant, and restoration work was proving to be an arduous task.

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