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Centre yet to clear spl Ockhi package of Rs 7,340 cr: Ker min

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The Centre is yet to approve a special financial package of Rs 7,340 crore sought by for rehabilitation and reconstruction of cyclone Ockhi-hit coastal villages, J Mercykutty said today.

She was replying to a calling attention, in the Assembly, on the necessity to solve the crisis faced in rehabilitation of the victims of due to non-allocation of sufficient funds by the Centre.

would take up the matter with the Centre and exert pressure on it for clearing the relief package, the said.

Stating that an amount of Rs 131 crores, received by the state, was from the (NDRF), Mercykutty said "the state has not got any funds under the package sought by it".

hit the state coast in November last year and had caused unprecedented damage to property and claimed lives of several fishermen.

The had requested the Centre to declare the calamity as a national disaster and announce a special package for rehabilitation of the victims and ensure safety of the coastal areas.

had visited the cyclone-hit areas of th e state and assured all help to the state to tide over the crisis.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:25 IST