TN CM Jayalalithaa Seeks Financial Assistance Of Rs.25,912 Crore From Centre

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum with 29 demands, including financial assistance to the tune of Rs.25,912 crore towards flood relief.

The other demands relating to included lifting of the ban on Jallikattu, release of abducted fishermen fromSri Lanka jails and retrieval of Katchatheevu besides AIADMK’s views on GST Bill. Ms. Jayalalithaa, who left here for the National Capital around 1100 hrs, met Mr. Modi at his 7 Race Course residence and held discussions with him for nearly 40 minutes

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who made a first visit to New Delhi after her party was re-elected to power urged Mr Modi to immediately set up Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery River Water Authority as per the final award of the Cauvery water disputes tribunal, prevent Karnataka from constructing new dams at Mekedatu across river Cauvery and steps to be taken to raise the storage to the full level of 152 ft in the Mullaiperiyar Dam and commencing operations in the 1000 MW second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP).

Stating that the State needed a total of Rs 25,912 crore for overall flood relief works in the wake of the deluge that hit the state and the city in December last year, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the Centre has sanctioned only Rs 1,737 crore as flood relief and sought additional funds