Chennai: Tamil Nadu government would construct
one lakh concrete houses at a cost of Rs 1000 crore to replace
damaged huts in the Cyclone Thane affected districts of
Cuddalore and Villupuram, Governor K Rosaiah said on Monday.
The state government has also presented a memorandum
spelling out the quantum of damage and has sought an
assistance of Rs 5248 crore from the Centre, he recalled.
The government would take up construction of one lakh
concrete houses immediately to provide safe shelter to
affected families, he said in his address to the Assembly.
The Governor appreciated the state government for using
early warning systems to initiate preventive measures and for
taking timely action for providing relief.
The cyclonic storm, which crossed the coast on December 30
last, had caused extensive damage to these districts, throwing
life out of gear. Rosaiah recalled that Tamil Nadu government
had sanctioned Rs 850 crore for relief and rehabilitation.
A total of 177 persons had died in rain-related incidents
during the North-east monsoon in the state, he said while
extending his condolences to the bereaved families.