Kolkata, Dec 11: Coal India Limited today decided to donate Rs 2.5 crore towards Chief Minister's Relief Fund of Tamil Nadu to help victims of the recent floods that afflicted the state, especially capital city of Chennai.
CIL officials said the Board of Trustees of Coal India Relief Fund headed by R Mohan Das, Director (HR), decided to create the fund through contributions from the employees of CIL and its eight subsidiary companies.
The manpower of CIL as a whole is around 3.27 lakh. As many as 347 persons have died in Tamil Nadu in various rain-related incidents since October while about 17.64 lakh people were rescued and sheltered in 6605 relief centres across the state, according to the state government.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa has pegged the damages due to flood in the state at over Rs 8,000 crore.