Yesterday on 23rd November Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha wrote letter to Prime Minister claiming immediate release of the Rs. 2000 crores as a relief fund to the flood affected areas.
As the result of deep depression of high intensity formed at Bay of Bengal and hits the coastal regions. Most of the districts were affected particularly Northern districts like Chennai, Cuddalore, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram are affected severely by rains and floods.
Many teams were involved in the rescue operations and relief materials are supplied to the affected areas. Tamilnadu government earlier allocated Rs.500 crores as the immediate relief and restoration works.
The report says over 100 people were died and more than 4 lakh people lost their shelters. These people are provided with shelter and food in the camps. The rain continued for more than 10 days in Tamilnadu. Due to the over rain and lack of proper drainage and infrastructure many areas are surrounded by floods. Many people lost their shelter, clothes and other basic needs.
North East Monsoon and cyclone formed at Bay of Bengal had hit the Tamilnadu on earlier of November and affected widely across the state. Particularly the North coastal regions of Tamilnadu faced heavy damages.
Considering this Chief Minister Jayalalitha had requested Prime Minister for immediate release of Rs.2000 as relief fund without any delay. In her letter to the Prime Minister she had written 'Keeping in view the urgency of restoring many of the infrastructure facilities and services to the flood affected people in the State and to support the Government of Tamil Nadu financially, as it is taking up massive scale relief operations, I request you to kindly depute a Central team immediately to make its on-the-spot assessment of damages and to release central financial assistance without any delay. In the meanwhile, I request that an on account release of Rs.2,000 crores may be sanctioned immediately to enable the State Government to sustain the relief and restoration operations with the same vigour.'