Tamil Nadu CM contributes five crore rupees for Uttarakhand flood relief

Chennai, June 23 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced an assistance of Rs. five crore for the relief of flood and landslide victims in the rain-ravaged hill state of Uttarakhand.

In a press release, she expressed her heart felt condolences to the family members of those who lost their lives.

She said, she was ready to render any other assistance that may be required by the Uttarakhand Government.

The chief minister had earlier constituted a high level committee to coordinate the rescue operation.

Headed by Special Representative to the State of Tamil Nadu at Delhi S.T.K.Jaggaiyan , Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration T.S.Sridhar and the Secretary to Government Revenue Department of Tamil Nadu Gagandeep Singh Bedi, the committee has been asked to handle the rescue co-ordination by camping in Dehradun and Haridwar.

This team is in Haridwar from June 20 with a team of officers to assist.

A 24-hour helpline is functioning at Tamil Nadu House New Delhi, (01124193455, 01124193456 and 1070 a toll free number in Chennai) to provide guidance, information and assistance to stranded travellers and their relatives. (ANI)

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