Chennai, Dec 06 (The Street Press India) – Tamil Nadu has asked the central government for urgent help, seeking Rs 5,060 crore as interim relief due to the impact of Cyclone Michaung. The state government mentioned on Wednesday that a survey is currently in progress to evaluate the overall damage. A comprehensive report will be compiled later, and additional funds will be requested accordingly, as stated in an official release.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister M K Stalin wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urgently requesting interim relief of Rs 5,060 crore. The letter, outlining the extensive damage from the “unprecedented” rains caused by Cyclone Michaung in northern districts like Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpet, will be personally delivered to the Prime Minister by DMK MP TR Baalu.
The damage is particularly severe in the areas under the Corporation of Chennai, where critical infrastructure like roads, bridges, and public buildings has been significantly affected. The lives of numerous people have been impacted. Chief Minister Stalin, in his letter to PM Modi, has provided a detailed account of these challenges, urging interim relief of Rs 5,060 crore across various categories. Additionally, he has requested the deployment of a central team to assess the extent of the damage.