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Chennai floods: PM Modi Announces Rs 1,000 Crore Aid

Chennai; Dec.3: After an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced an immediate release of Rs.1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation works in Tamil Nadu.

He said that the declared amount is over and above the Rs. 940 crores which was released earlier.

"I have seen the damage and misery caused by extremely heavy rainfall. The government of India stands by the people of Tamil Nadu in their hour of need. I have directed Rs.1000 crores to be released immediately by the government of India to Tamil Nadu for immediate relief. This is over and above the Rs.940 crores which was released earlier," the Prime Minister said.

The Centre has described the situation in Chennai as "worrisome" and promised support to the state government in its hour of crisis.

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