Centre declares Tamil Nadu flood as ‘Calamity of Severe Nature’, claims Jayalalithaa,

New Delhi, Dec. 10 (ANI): The Union Government has “declared” the Tamil Nadu floods as a “Calamity of Severe Nature”.

In a statement in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said: “The Centre has made the declaration as requested by her.”

“The Parliament Secretariat has also issued a circular permitting the Members of Parliament to spend up to Rs. 1 crore from their Local Area Development Scheme for reconstruction and rehabilitation works in the flood affected areas,” she added.

Jayalalithaa has directed her party MPs to allot Rs. 1 crore each for such works in the flood affected districts.

The Chief Secretary has been asked to send the details of the reconstruction and rehabilitation works needed to be done in flood-affected districts of the state.(ANI)

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