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  1. Cyclone Vardah: O Panneerselvam seeks Rs 1000 crore help from PM Narendra Modi

Cyclone Vardah: O Panneerselvam seeks Rs 1000 crore help from PM Narendra Modi

"Request u to urgently sanction release of an “on account” payment of Rs1000 crores from National Disaster Response Fund to state Govt," Tamil Nadu CM wrote.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 13, 2016 10:26 PM
panneerselvam cyclone vardah, cyclone vardaah panneerselvam, o panneerselvam cyclone vardah The CM sought Rs 1,000 crore relief for rehabilitation and reconstruction measures. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday wrote to PM Narendra Modi and sought an immediate help of Rs 1000 crores to deal with the havoc caused by Cyclone Vardah. The CM sought Rs 1,000 crore relief for rehabilitation and reconstruction measures. The CM also request PM Modi to depute a team to study extensive damages caused by the cyclone, ANI reported. “Request u to urgently sanction release of an “on account” payment of Rs1000 crores from National Disaster Response Fund to state Govt,” Tamil Nadu CM wrote.

Meanwhile, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) had today claimed that the cyclone had costed the state a property loss of at least 6,700 crore. A very strong Cyclone, known as ‘Vardah’ made landfall in Chennai at 3:20 pm on Monday leaving at least 18 people dead. Even before the cyclone had made landfall, heavy winds blew across the city uprooting many trees.

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India’s cyclone season usually lasts from April to December, and storms often cause dozens of deaths, evacuations of tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas and widespread crop and property damage.

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