Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the second day of his tour of the cyclone-hit delta region on Thursday, visited Tiruvavur and Thanjavur districts and comforted the distraught people.
He visited Tiruvarur, Thirutharaipoondi, Mannargudi, Muthupet and other coastal towns and villages and saw the damaged houses, uprooted trees and electric poles and lauded the relief work undertaken by the government .
A Raj Bhavan press release said the Governor also visited people in relief camps and saw solatium being distributed to them at the rate of Rs 5,000 per family and compensation of Rs 10,000 to those who lost their huts. He also visited Kottur villages where 150 houses were damaged.
The Governor visited people put up in two government schools in Thanjavur . He noted that the Government was supplying drinking water through generators in Alangudi and electricity department was repairing damaged sub stations. He also visited coconut groves and saw several trees uprooted by Gaja cyclone.
The Governor on Wednesday visited the worst affected Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam and told the people who complained that they had been rendered homeless and were going without food, water and power. He told them that relief measures were being taken on a war footing and asked them to bear with the Government.
Unlike earlier tours of districts, which drew flak from the opposition, this time his visit was to complement the Government’s efforts.