The Madras High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government on a petition seeking to declare Kanyakumari district, which was badly affected by cyclone Ockhi, as "disaster affected area".
A division bench of the court's Madurai bench comprising justices M Venugopal and Dharani ordered notice while hearing a PIL filed by a man named Rajan.
The petitioner also wanted all assistance to be extended to Kanyakumari and submitted that the district suffered heavy damage due to the cyclone.
The bench posted the case to December 20 for further hearing.
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