Rs.196.83 crore expenditure including shipping… Tamil Nadu extended a helping hand to Sri Lanka!!

The Tamil Nadu government has informed that Rs.196.83 crore has been spent including shipping to send essential goods to Sri Lanka.

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Tamilnadu, First Published Jul 24, 2022, 9:41 PM IST

The Tamil Nadu government has informed that Rs.196.83 crore has been spent including shipping to send essential goods to Sri Lanka. In a statement issued by the Tamil Nadu government, the third ship containing 16,595 metric tons of essential goods has been sent today by the Member of Parliament from Tuticorin and the Ministers of Tamil Nadu to help the people of Sri Lanka. So far, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin has announced that 40,000 metric tons of rice, 500 metric tons of milk powder and 102 metric tons of life-saving essential medicines have been sent to the people of Sri Lanka. The Tamil Nadu government has spent 196.83 crore rupees including shipping cost for this. Chief Minister M.K.Stalin announced that the people of Tamil Nadu will provide essential goods to the people of Sri Lanka who are suffering from severe economic crisis and food shortage. Permission for this was sought from the central government. Based on this, considering the shortage of essential commodities like food and medicine in Sri Lanka, the Chief Minister brought a separate resolution in the assembly that 40 thousand metric tons of rice, 500 metric tons of milk powder and life-saving essential medicines would be sent to Sri Lanka.

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196 crore rupees have been spent to help srilanka says tn govt

He promised to allocate Rs.177 crore for this work. He also appealed to all the people of Tamil Nadu to contribute to the Chief Minister’s General Relief Fund for the relief work for the people of Sri Lanka so that all the people of Tamil Nadu can participate in such a great humanitarian work. Pursuant to the notification of the Chief Minister, the procurement of these items was immediately started and carried out on a war footing basis. Varieties of rice suitable for Sri Lankan consumption were also identified and procured from 85 rice mills in Tamil Nadu through the Tamil Nadu Consumer Goods Trading Corporation. Also milk powder was procured from Aavin Company and pharmaceuticals were procured through Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation. All these works were coordinated by Department of Tamil Nadu Welfare and Rehabilitation and the first ship containing 9075 MT of goods was sent to Sri Lanka from Chennai port on 18.5.2022. As a special occasion, a sample package of essential goods to be sent to Sri Lanka was presented to the Sri Lankan Vice Consul.

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196 crore rupees have been spent to help srilanka says tn govt

Following this, on 22.06.2022, a second ship containing 15,000 metric tonnes of essential goods was sent to Sri Lanka by Tamil Nadu Ministers and legislators. As a next step, yesterday (23rd) the third ship containing 16,595 metric tons of essential goods was sent by the Member of Parliament from Tuticorin and the Ministers of Tamil Nadu. Thus far, 40,000 metric tons of rice, 500 metric tons of milk powder and 102 metric tons of life-saving essential medicines have been sent to the people of Sri Lanka in three ships, as announced by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu government has spent 196.83 crore rupees including shipping cost for this. Of this amount, 8.22 crore rupees have been spent through contributions to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the remaining 188.61 crore rupees have been spent from the Tamil Nadu government’s own funds. This move, which has been praised by all, has given comfort to the common people in Sri Lanka. It has been reported that this government led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin will continue to monitor the situation in Sri Lanka and make all efforts to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance to the people.

Last Updated Jul 24, 2022, 9:41 PM IST

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