MK Stalin announces ₹ 6,000 in cash aid for Cyclone Michaung victimstext_fields
Chennai: M K Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, stated on Saturday that anyone impacted by Cyclone Michaung will receive ₹ 6,000 in assistance. Amounts under other categories, like compensation for crops damaged by flooding, were also increased.
The cash assistance to people, whose livelihoods were affected by the cyclone, would be paid in cash at the ration shops.
The Chief Minister's announcement followed a high-level meeting chaired by him at the Secretariat that reviewed damage due to floods and the relief to be provided to the affected people.
A government press release said Stalin had ordered increasing the compensation for rain-hit crops (33 per cent and above) including paddy from ₹ 13,500 per hectare to ₹ 17,000.
If perennial crops and trees had been affected, the compensation per hectare would be hiked to ₹ 22,500 per hectare from ₹ 18,000. For rain-fed crops, the compensation would be increased to ₹ 8,500 from ₹ 7,410 per hectare.
The solatium to the kin of those who lost their lives in rain-related incidents due to the cyclone would be increased to ₹ five lakh from ₹ four lakh.
The assistance to damaged huts shall be now ₹ 8,000 from ₹ 5,000.
With PTI inputs