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Centre, TN govt inform HC of relief measures undertaken in cyclone-hit areas

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

The Wednesday said the compensation claims of the victims of the "Gaja" cyclone should not be rejected on the ground that pictures of the damage suffered were not attached to the applications.

A bench of the high court here comprising justices K K Sasidharan and P D Audikesavalu made the observation during the hearing of a PIL seeking proper relief measures to the people hit by the November 16 cyclone that claimed 63 lives and caused extensive damage to houses and crops in 12 districts of

The bench suggested that district collectors could organise special camps in the affected villages in order to prepare a list of people who had suffered damage due to the cyclone.

It also asked the to request the Centre to extend the time limit for joining the

Earlier, the central and state governments informed the bench about various steps taken by them for providing relief and rehabilitation and restoration of power and water supplies in the cyclone-affected areas.

In its counter-affidavit, the Centre submitted that it had provided interim relief to the southern state.

The submitted that it had provided all basic amenities and that the power supply would be fully restored in all the areas within a week.

K Palaniswami has sought an assistance of about Rs 15,000 crore from the Centre for the relief works.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 21:20 IST