TN govt unhappy with Centre's Rs 1146 aid for Gaja relief

The Tamil Nadu government is unhappy over the Centre allocating Rs 1146 crore for Gaja cyclone relief, as against the demanded amount of Rs 15,000 crore.
"Since this is just 7.64 per cent of the fund requested by the State government, this is insufficient to carry out relief and restoration works," sources said.
It may be recalled that soon after Gaja caused huge damage in the Delta districts of Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami went to New Delhi, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and placed request for funds.

The Union government Monday approved the release of Rs 1,146 crore to Tamil Nadu for the people affected by cyclone Gaja, which had claimed 46 lives and left a trail of destruction in over 10 districts in the state. The approval for the financial assistance was given at a high level committee chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh.
According to a statement from the Home Ministry, the high level committee approved the additional assistance of Rs 1,146.12 crore to Tamil Nadu from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).

Earlier on December 3, the Centre had released Rs 353.70 crore as an interim relief, in order to support the affected people of Tamil Nadu.