Chennai: With efforts in full swing to bring
back normalcy to cyclone-battered Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister Jayalalithaa today said the state has sought a relief
of Rs 5249 crore from the Centre and appealed to people to
contribute to provide immediate succour to the affected.
"The state government has sanctioned Rs 850 crore for
relief and immediate restoration of basic infrastructure.We
have also approached the government of India for assistance to
the extent of Rs 5249 crore," she said in an appeal to people,
corporate houses, philanthropists to support the government in
Her appeal comes a day after a central team concluded its
visit to cyclone-hit Cuddalore and Puducherry which bore the
brunt of the devastation on December 30 in which 46 persons
The central team had said they would submit their report in
Jayalalithaa said the cyclonic storm had caused
unprecedented damage to infrastructure, crops and houses in
Cuddalore and Villupuram districts.
"Although my government has provided immediate relief to
the affected persons, a lot more needs to be done for complete
rehabilitation of the affected families and restoration of
infrastructure wrecked by the cyclone," Jayalalithaa said.