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Tamil Nadu seeks over Rs 15,000 crore from Centre to fight Covid-19

State says Ways-and-Means limit, which RBI raised by 30%, should be doubled and advances availed in 2020-21 should be made interest-free

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He asked the Ministry concerned to remove the requirements for the power sector reform and also to allow greater latitude to States in implementing the reform agenda.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Tamil Nadu Government has asked for over Rs 15,000 crore assistance to support various schemes to help the state to fight Covid-19. These include a sanction of Rs 3,000 crore fund to enhance available medical equipment. The state also said that the Ways-and-Means limit of the States, which was increased by 30 per cent by RBI, should be doubled and advances availed in 2020-21 should be made interest-free.

During the Prime Minister's interaction with various States Chief Ministers, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami requested the Centre to release a second tranche of funds under National Health Mission and sought

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First Published: Jun 17 2020 | 6:14 PM IST

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