Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Saturday, Feb 01, 2003

Port Info

Group Sites

Industry & Economy - Natural Calamities

Govt to demand Rs 2,027 cr as drought relief

Our Bureau

CHENNAI, Jan. 31

THE Tamil Nadu Government will request the Centre to pay Rs 2027.53 crore as compensation for drought damage.

Replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor's address, the Chief Minister, Ms Jayalalithaa on Friday said the Government would place the demand for compensation before the four-member Central team.

The Rs 2027 crore demand includes Rs 419 crore to pay the farmers Rs 5000 per acre for loss of samba crop, Rs 144.55 crore to pay Rs 1000 per acre for land that could not be cultivated, Rs 648 crore for waiver of crop loan principle and interest, Rs 162 crore for food-for-work programme and Rs 345 crore for loss to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.

In addition, the State has demanded an allocation of nine-lakh tonnes rice for distribution. Ms Jayalalithaa announced that the State Government has decided to distribute 30 kg rice per month per farmer instead of the free meal scheme.

Article E-Mail :: Comment :: Syndication

Stories in this Section
ICMR to set up Rs 200-cr animal resource facility

Budget poll shows optimism
April-Dec fiscal deficit declines
Petrol, diesel prices up 40 paise
Govt to hold talks with GE, Bechtel on Dabhol
Steel industry facing challenges — `Only fittest will survive'
`Tap domestic market fully'
Compensate States for implementing VAT: CM
UK mining equipment industry upbeat on India
IIT-KGP to have wider interface with industry
Vastu centre earns its keep
Global food tech meet in Hyderabad
CLE hopes to raise export share to 4%
`Centre not expediting airport privatisation' — Bombardier keen on Bangalore metro
Ministry ready with list of non-tariff barriers
Govt to demand Rs 2,027 cr as drought relief

The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | Home |

Copyright 2003, The Hindu Business Line. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line