New Delhi: Tamil Nadu is expected to get
more funds for relief and rehabilitation of the people affected by the cyclone that had lashed the state last year after the GoM clears the recommendations made by a central
team that made an on-the-spot assessment of the areas.
Home Minister P Chidambaram said the Centre has already
given Rs 500 crore as interim relief to Tamil Nadu to carry
out relief and rehabilitation works.
"The team has submitted its report, this will now go to
the IMG and then a group of ministers chaired by the Finance
Minister," he told reporters here today.
He was responding to a question on whether the state
would get additional funds for relief and rehabilitation of
the cyclone victims.
"We have given Rs 500 crore as an interim measure for the
relief works and once the GoM clears the recommendations of
the team, I am sure further money will be given," the Home
The Centre granted an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for
Tamil Nadu immediately after the disaster had struck coastal
districts of the state in December last year.
The Centre had also sent a high-level team that carried
out an inspection of the affected areas.