2 lakh each for kin of Chennai flood victims

2 lakh each for kin of Chennai flood victims
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who died in Tamil Nadu floods.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who died in Tamil Nadu floods.

"PM announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF (Prime Minister's National Relief Fund) for next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods in Tamil Nadu," said the PMO in a Twitter post.

Modi had on December 3 made an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in Tamil Nadu and announced an immediate release of Rs.1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-ravaged state. That was in addition to Rs.940 crore which was released earlier by the Centre.

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