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Puducherry CM announces relief for flood-hit people

- November 12, 2021

Puducherry, Nov 12 (BPNS)

Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry, N. Rangasamy has announced relief for the flood-hit people of the territory on Friday.

The Chief Minister announced Rs 20,000 per hectare for paddy crops damaged in rains. Those whose houses were damaged would be given Rs 25,000, the Chief Minister said.

Chief Minister said that an amount of Rs 10,000 will be given to families who lost one cow in the rains while an amount of Rs 5000 will be given to those who lose a goat.

An amount of Rs 5000 would be given to fishermen who were not able to fish due to heavy rains. Construction workers would also be given Rs 5000 as they were also not able to carry out their work due to rains.

N. Rangasamy told media persons that 44000 families of fishermen and 48000 construction workers’ family would be benefitted from the assistance announced.

About 5000 hectares of paddy crops were destroyed in Karaikkal and the Chief Minister said that a clear assessment is done and that everyone who has suffered losses would be benefitted. 25 houses were damaged in Puducherry due to heavy rains and all of them would be benefitted, Chief Minister said.

He said that the Puducherry government would approach the Central government for support to provide rain relief assistance to the people of the territory.

The Chief Minister said that the officials are directed to prepare a full report of the damages. He said that a bed dam would be constructed across the Sankarabarani river at a cost of Rs 16 crore.

He said that an amount of Rs 186 crores have been sanctioned for the repair of damaged roads. Of this an amount of Rs 50 crore is allocated for the maintenance and repair of rural roads and an amount of Rs 36 crores for the roads under the Local Area Development funds of MLA’s.

Chief Minister said that in addition to this tenders for Rs 100 crores is floated for executing the works. Construction and repair of canals and other measures are being taken to ensure proper drainage of rainwater.

The Union Territory of Puducherry will approach centre for a comprehensive drinking water scheme at a cost of Rs 500 crore.