New Delhi, Dec 1 : The Union Government has released interim relief fund of Rs 353.70 crore, on November 30, to help the Tamil Nadu Government in providing relief measures to people affected by the recent cyclonic storm Gaja.
The state faced a severe cyclonic storm during the late hours of November 15-16 in which 12 districts were severely affected.
Based on an interim memorandum submitted by Government of Tamil Nadu for additional assistance, the Union Home Ministry constituted an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) immediately on November 20.
The team visited the cyclonic storm-hit affected areas in the state from November 23- 27.
“Further assistance will be provided from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), based on the final report of IMCT,” a senior Home Ministry official said.
In the present case, the Centre has provided full support to the Tamil Nadu Government by mobilising timely logistics resources to supplement the efforts of the State Government to deal with the situation effectively in the wake of cyclone Gaja.
“The logistics support provided includes adequate teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indian Air Force and Coast Guard helicopters and Navy & Coast Guard personnel along with necessary rescue equipment,” an official release said here on Saturday. (UNI)