NEW DELHI: The Centre has declared the floods in Tamil Nadu as a ‘calamity of serious nature’, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa explained on Thursday.
“During the check out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flood-influenced locations on December 3, I have requested him to declare the damages brought on by floods in Tamil Nadu as nationwide calamity. Accepting my request, the Central authorities has declared the floods in the Condition as calamity of extreme nature”, she explained in a statement.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat had sent a round to MPs to advise aid and restoration works value Rs one crore in the afflicted districts. MPs have been urged to deliver their acceptance letters to Union Ministry of Data and Plan Implementation.
“I have directed the Chief Secretary to advise the MPs about the aid and restoration operates needed to be carried out in flood impacted districts and requested all AIADMK MPs to allocate Rs one crore from their constituency advancement fund for this purpose,” the Main Minister said. She recalled that however the north east monsoon commenced in Tamil Nadu belatedly from October 28, inside a number of days, weighty rains lashed 4 districts in 4 spells hence using the storage in a lot of lakes to the maximum. Even more, water allow out from Krishnapuram dam in Andhra Pradesh had also added to the woes and Kosasthalai river was flooding. In Cuddalore district, Kedilam, Paravanar, Chenkal Odai were overflowing with flood waters.
Pursuing her letter dated November 23 to the Primary Minister, a central group frequented the flood impacted places and as soon as once more, owing to heavy rains, the northern districts of TN have been severely affected by floods, she added.