TN CM contributes Rs.10 crore to Telangana for flood relief

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.Palaniswami also assured Rao that his government was ready to render any other assistance as required by the Telangana Government.

In a humanitarian gesture, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has on Monday, October, 19, ordered immediate contribution of Rs 10cr from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to the Government of Telangana for providing relief to the flood affected people.

In a letter to his counterpart in Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao, he also conveyed condolences to those bereaved by the rain and floods in parts of the state. Palaniswami also assured Rao that his government was ready to render any other assistance as required by the Telangana Government.

Besides the monetary contribution, the Tamil Nadu government is also sending blankers and mats as relief material to the affected families. Chandrashekhar Rao acknowledged the support offered by Palaniswami and also thanked him.

Rains and resultant floods in Hyderabad and parts of Telangana have claimed fifty lives so far. Specifically in Hyderabad city, many colonies are still inundated.  Reports say that the assessed damage in the state is around Rs 6000 crore.

The state capital and few other districts of Telangana have had no respite from intermittent spells of rain over the last few days. The forecast for the next five days also warns of heavy to very heavy rainfall over isolated places over the state.

Army and National Disaster Response Force Personnel have also been deployed to evacuate stranded residents (with inputs from agencies)

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