Rangasamy to urge Centre for more cyclone relief

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 17:45

Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister N
Rangasamy on Friday said he would soon leave for New Delhi to
persuade the Centre to sanction more funds to the Union
Territory to tackle the situation arising out of the Thane
cyclone that has devastated agriculture, fisheries and dairy
farming in Puducherry.

Puducherry government had, on its part, initiated steps to
mitigate the agony of the suffering farmers and others,
Rangasamy told reporters here.

The Centre had announced an
interim relief of Rs 125 crores for Puducherry. "I will meet
the Union Home Minister and others with a plea for sanction of
more funds for Puducherry".

Puducherry government had projected the loss arising out of
the cyclone at Rs 2,500 crores. Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram had visited various cyclone-hit villages here on
January 3. A Central team also visited Puducherry subsequently
for an assessment of the loss and submitted a report.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 17:45

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