Jayalalithaa Announces Rs 10,000 for Flood Victims

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Monday a sum of Rs 10, 000, 10 kg rice, a saree and a dhoti for the flood affected people of the state who lost their huts.

For those who live in permanent houses and were affected, Rs.5,000, 10 kg of rice, a sari and dhoti would be supplied.

Ms. Jayalalithaa said in a statement that 10,000 permanent houses will be allotted in Chennai and new houses will be constructed for those who lost their huts in the floods.

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According to her, those who lost their livestock a compensation of Rs.10,000 (for loss of cows and buffaloes), Rs.3,000 (for loss of goats and pigs) and Rs.100 for loss of chicken would be paid.

For damages suffered by farmers, Ms. Jayalalithaa ordered payment of Rs.13,500 per hectare if 33 per cent and above paddy crops were lost and Rs.18,000 per hectare for long-term crops.

She said special camps for two weeks starting on December 14 will be held to issue duplicate land title deeds, educational certificates, cooking gas connection cards, voter identity and Aadhaar cards, and bank passbooks free of cost.