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  • Central team to assess damage caused by Cyclone Vardah in Tamil Nadu

    Published on December 27, 2016

    The Inter-Ministerial team, deputed by the Centre to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Vardah in Tamil Nadu, will reach Chennai later this evening. The nine member team led by Union Home Ministry Joint Secretary Praveen Vashishta is drawn from cyclone-vardahthe Ministries of Finance, Agriculture, Water Resources, Health, Power, Highways and Rural Development.

    The team members are expected to be briefed about the devastations wreaked by Cyclone Vardah in the northern districts, especially Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts. They are scheduled to make their field visits from tomorrow.

    The Central Team is scheduled to make on the spot assessments of the damages due to the fury of the cyclone on the 12th of this month while crossing the coast.

    Since the basic infrastructural facilities have been restored after relief works, the officials are planning to show the footages of the devastating effect of the nature’s fury in the northern districts of the State to substantiate the state government’s own assessment of Rs 22573 crore damages.

    The State has demanded Rs 1000 crore central fund for immediate relief works. The central team after making the on the spot studies for about three days, is to submit its report.