Puducherry: Opposition AIADMK on Monday urged the
Centre to take up relief and rescue work in cyclone Thane
devastated Puducherry as the government had `failed` to take up
enumeration on the damage in coastal areas and not even
finalised any report on relief for the affected sections.
Speaking to reporters here today, party`s local unit
secretary A Anbalagan, MLA, said water and power supply had
not been restored in most areas. The official machinery was
yet to take up enumeration of total huts damaged, estimated at
around 40,000 and the number of those dead, he said.
The Centre should intervene and take up rescue and relief
work by deploying the Calamity and Natural Disaster Management
force, he said.
Without taking practical steps, Chief Minister N Rangasamy
had announced cash relief of Rs 2000 to each family, he said
and urged the government to adopt the Centre`s guidelines
under the Calamity Relief Fund.
He also charged the Centre with remaining a mute spectator
at this time of crisis.
Anbalagan demanded that an extraordinary meeting of the
Assembly be convened to discuss the havoc caused by cyclone
and the administration`s `failure` to act.