Tamil Nadu floods: PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore for relief work

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced Rs.1,000 crore to Tamil Nadu for flood relief work.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 03, 2015, 18:12 PM IST
Tamil Nadu floods: PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore for relief work

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced Rs.1,000 crore to Tamil Nadu for flood relief work.

Speaking after an aerial survey of the flood-hit city and other places, he said he had seen the damage caused by the heavy rains, and the central government stood by the people of Tamil Nadu. 

Modi said he had directed the release of Rs.1,000 crore for flood relief, in addition to the Rs.940 crore announced earlier.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had earlier submitted a memorandum requesting around Rs.8,481 crore towards flood relief and an immediate release of Rs.2,000 crore.