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Centre releases Rs 184 crore for TN cyclone relief

January 27, 2013 14:09 IST

The Union government has released Rs 184 crore to the government of Tamil Nadu -- to construct one lakh houses for families living below the poverty line under the Indira Awaz Yojana -- in Cuddalore and Villupuram where Cyclone Thane had wreaked its havoc.

Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh -- who has been in touch with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa -- has explained in a letter how the Centre has gone out of its way to accept the state government’s request for additional funds.

Read the full letter here

By a correspondent In Delhi