Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday and a total sum of Rs.700 crore has been paid towards flood relief to the affected people/families till date and the balance will be paid before January 11.
She said 421 people lost their lives due to drowning in rivers/tanks, lighting strikes, and wall collapses and other rain related incidents during the northeast monsoon rains between October 28-December 31, and a sum of Rs.400,000 has been paid to the families of 245 of them.
The relief amount would be distributed to the remaining families soon.
Jayalalithaa said details of 14,00,000 families have been computerised and flood relief amount would be credited to their bank accounts soon. Relief amount was distributed to five people on Monday, reports IANS.
She said compensation to the tune of Rs.29.48 crore has been paid into the bank accounts of 68,350 farmers towards the crop loss.