Tamil Nadu CM Stalin Announces ₹6,000 Relief Package for Cyclone Michaung Affected Families

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced significant relief measures for those affected by Cyclone Michaung. Cash assistance of Rs 6,000 will be provided to individuals whose livelihoods suffered due to the cyclone, with the distribution taking place at ration shops.

Following a thorough review of flood damage and relief requirements during a high-level meeting at the Secretariat, the Chief Minister has approved increased compensation for rain-hit crops. The compensation for crops such as paddy, affected by 33% or more, has been raised from Rs 13,500 to Rs 17,000 per hectare. In the case of perennial crops and trees, the compensation per hectare has been increased from Rs 18,000 to Rs 22,500. For rain-fed crops, the compensation has been raised to Rs 8,500 from Rs 7,410 per hectare.

In a move to support families affected by the cyclone, the solatium for the kin of those who lost their lives in rain-related incidents has been increased to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 4 lakh. Additionally, assistance for damaged huts has been raised to Rs 8,000 from Rs 5,000.

These measures aim to provide swift and targeted support to those adversely impacted by Cyclone Michaung and the ensuing floods, reflecting the government’s commitment to addressing the immediate needs of the affected population.

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