Floods in Tamil Nadu: DMK allots Rs 10 crore from LAD funds of its MPs, MLA for rain-ravaged Nilgiris district

DMK announced Rs 10 crore from the Local Area Development Fund of its MPs and MLA, to take up relief works in the rain-ravaged Nilgiris district.

Press Trust of India August 12, 2019 16:45:16 IST
Floods in Tamil Nadu: DMK allots Rs 10 crore from LAD funds of its MPs, MLA for rain-ravaged Nilgiris district
  • DMK announced Rs 10 crore from the Local Area Development Fund of its MPs and MLA, to take up relief works in the rain-ravaged Nilgiris district

  • DMK President MK Stalin said A Raja will contribute Rs three crore, five Rajya Sabha MPs Rs one crore each and local MLA Dravida Mani Rs two crore

  • Stalin said besides financial aid, one of the members of the family should be given government job

Udhagamandalam: The DMK on Monday announced Rs 10 crore from the Local Area Development Fund of its MPs and MLA to take up relief works in the rain-ravaged Nilgiris district.

Floods in Tamil Nadu DMK allots Rs 10 crore from LAD funds of its MPs MLA for rainravaged Nilgiris district

File image of DMK leader MK Stalin. PTI

Announcing this to reporters, DMK President MK Stalin said A Raja, representing the hilly Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency, will contribute Rs three crore, five Rajya Sabha MPs Rs one crore each and local MLA Dravida Mani Rs two crore.

Accusing the Tamil Nadu government of not taking any preventive measures to tackle the impact of rains and floods, he demanded the district be announced as a natural disaster-prone district.

Stalin, who visited the kin of two people, killed in rain-related incidents, said besides financial aid, one of the members of the family should be given government job.

The government should take steps to clear the water pathway from Gudalur in the Nilgiris to Mettupalayam in Coimbatore district, to facilitate a smooth flow of water, the DMK chief said.

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