Minister discusses flood relief works

Special Correspondent

Thanjavur: Restoration of power supply in flood affected areas in Thanjavur district should be given top priority by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board officials said S. S. Palani Manickam, Union Minister of State for Finance here on Saturday.

He held discussions with officials regarding flood relief works. He said that awareness about the crop insurance scheme should be created among farmers and asked officials to expedite crop damage assessment. Steps should be taken to provide drinking water supply in affected areas.

Commercial Taxes Minister S. N. M. Ubayathullah, MLAs Durai Chandrasekaran and Mahesh Krishnaswamy, M. S. Shanmugham, Collector, M. Karunakaran, District Revenue Officer, K. Sampath Kumar, Superintendent of Police, participated.