Tamil Nadu CM Stalin allocates Rs 300 cr for repair works in the state

Chennai: After recent torrential rains hammered the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced on Tuesday (November 16) that the state would grand Rs 300 crore to restore roads, stormwater drains, and other infrastructure.

The Chief Minister also announced a payment of Rs 20,000 per hectare for damage to ready-to-harvest crops and Rs 6,038 per hectare for farmers to replace their damaged crops.

Roads and other infrastructure in Chennai and Kanyakumari, as well as crops in the Cauvery delta region, have been damaged by recent rains. A delegation led by I.Periyasamy, Minister for Co-operation, surveyed crop damage in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, and Mayiladuthurai districts. On Tuesday, the team delivered its report to Stalin. Stalin also paid visits to the Cauvery delta districts, where he spoke with farmers about the damage.

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