New Delhi: A plan to address miseries of
people in 13 cyclone hit states has been drawn up, the Rajya
Sabha was told on Wednesday.
Home Minister P Chidambaram said a national cyclone
mitigation project has been drawn up in collaboration with
World Bank for 13 states with high cyclone risk.
The project will first be implemented in Orissa and Andhra
Pradesh for which Rs 396 crore has been earmarked.
The project has been drawn up in consultation with
cyclone-prone states and envisages construction of cyclone
shelters and coastal shelter belt plantation in areas which
are prone to storm surges, strengthening of warning systems,
training and education.
To a query, Chidambaram said a high level committee
discussed the inter-ministerial central team`s report on flood
damage in Tamil Nadu last month and assessed the loss at Rs
"The Government of India has issued its approval for Rs
508.09 crore from National Disaster Response Fund and Rs 0.436
crore from special component of national rural drinking water
programme for repair of damaged drinking water supply works