The Central team inspected the rain-affected areas in Cuddalore district yesterday.
Cuddalore: All parts of the district including Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Kurinjipadi, Parangipettai, Kattumannarkovil, Mushnam, Kumaratchi, Panruti and Virudhachalam were affected by the heavy rains in Cuddalore district from the 1st of this month. About 15,000 acres of arable land were submerged by the rains. About 2 thousand houses were affected. More than 500 cattle were killed.
Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least 50 villages in Cuddalore. More than 10 cities, including Kurinjinagar near Cuddalore, were flooded.
The Central Committee examined the impact yesterday. A central delegation led by Rajiv Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Vijayraj Mohan, Director, Department of Agriculture, Cooperatives and Agrarian Welfare, Ranan Jaising, Regional Officer, Ministry of Transport and Highways, and MVM Varaprasad, Pro-Secretary, Rural Development, visited Cuddalore yesterday morning.
They were accompanied by Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu and Commissioner of Revenue Administration K. Panindran, District Collector K. Balasubramaniam and other officials to show the damage caused by the floods in the Periyakankanankuppam area near Cuddalore.
The Central Committee also viewed photos and video footage of the victims.
The team then visited the flood-affected farmlands in Poovalaigramam, Parangipettai Union and inquired about the impact on the farmers. They also looked at the display of affected crop varieties. Cuddalore legislator Iyappan, Kattumannarko legislator MC Chinthanaiselvan, additional governors Ranjit Singh, Pawan Kumar G Kiriyappan and government officials were present during the inspection.