The former CM also accused the current DMK govt of being inactive, which brought misery to people following Cyclone Michaung.
Chennai, 10 Dec (City Times): Cyclone Michaung Aftermath relief: AIADMK general secretary Edappadi Palaniswami on Sunday demanded to double the Cyclone Michaung aid relief package to ₹12000 to all families from the TN govt.
EPS wants Cyclone Michaung Aftermath relief expedited: EPS demands ₹12000 Aid
He wanted the government to increase the financial aid from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 and expedite the relief measures immediately. The former CM also accused the current DMK govt of being inactive, which brought misery to people following Cyclone Michaung. Earlier, Chief Minister MK Stalin had on Saturday announced a cash aid of ₹6,000 each to the affected families.
DMK govt responsible for lack of preparedness: EPS
Palaniswami held the DMK govt responsible for the “lack of preparedness” to tackle the Cyclone Michaung-induced situation and this has affected people badly. “People of Chennai and neighbouring districts like Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur struggled in the floods because of the inactive DMK govt which didn’t take any precautionary measures,” said Palaniswami.
On Dec 3 and 4, under the influence of Cyclone ‘Michaung,’ Chennai and nearby areas in Chengalpet, Kanchipuram, and Tiruvallur districts experienced heavy to very heavy rainfall, resulting in extensive flooding, property damage, and loss of lives.
Tamil Nadu govt increased relief amounts
The Tamil Nadu govt has also increased other relief amounts given for the various types of damage due to the cyclone. The compensation for the families of those who died due to storms and floods has been increased from ₹4 lakh to ₹5 lakh. The compensation for damaged huts has been increased from ₹5,000 to ₹8,000. The compensation for the loss of standing crops has been increased from ₹13,500 to ₹17.000 per hectare.
Stalin holds review meeting with CS and dept secretaries
Stalin held a review meeting with the Chief Secretary and various dept secretaries on the current situation and restoration works being done after the Cyclone Michaung-induced floods in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts.