Centre promises to help people affected by torrential rains in Tamil Nadu

December 25th, 2007 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin  

Chennai, Dec25 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation G.K.Vasan today said that the Centre will extend all required help to people affected by torrential rains in Tamil Nadu.
“Whatever the quantum of assistance sought by the state, my party will stand by it to get the funds from the Centre,” Vasan told reporters here.
He went on to say that it was both the Centre and the State Government’s duty to help the affected people.
Initial estimation of the damage is supposed to be around 15 billion rupees, according to official sources.
The state would send its report soon to get the funds sanctioned.
When asked whether his party would align with the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) floated by actor Vijaykant, Vasan said “wait and see”, adding that the Congress Government would take an appropriate decision at a suitable time. (ANI)

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