Govt to disburse entire aid for crop loss in 1 week

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Chennai, Jan 20 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Government today said it will disburse the entire assistance for crop loss in last month's floods in one week.

An official release here said Centre had been intimated about the crop loss in additional areas during last month's floods in several parts of the State and had sought relief.

As per the December 27 letter sent to the Prime Minister by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi quoting initial estimates, 1,13,484 hectare of irrigated lands and other lands to the extent of 16,552 hectare were damaged in the floods.

A final picture on the total crop loss analysed after receding of flood waters, showed that 1,40,617 hectares of irrigated lands and 17,546 hectares of other lands were damaged.

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