AIADMK seeks Rs 2500 cr compensation

Opposition AIADMK in Puducherry has said the Union Territory suffered Rs 2500 crore damage in the wake of the cyclonic storm on Dec 30.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2012, 12:52 PM IST

Puducherry: Opposition AIADMK in Puducherry has
said the Union Territory suffered Rs 2500 crore damage in the
wake of the cyclonic storm that crossed the coast on Dec 30.

In a memorandum submitted to the inter-ministerial Central
team during its visit to Puducherry yesterday, AIADMK demanded
that each house fully damaged in cyclone-Thane should be paid
compensation of Rs 25,000 while a partially damaged dwelling
unit Rs 15,000.

Puducherry unit secretary A Anbalagan, MLA, said paddy
crops in 15,000 hectares in Puducherry and 5000 hectares in
Karaikal were destroyed besides sugarcane,casuarina and
banana crops. The storm had denude the Union Territory of 90
per cent of trees including very old trees, the memorandum
claimed.

PTI