Tamil Nadu contributes Rs.5 crore to flood-hit Kashmir



Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday announced a contribution of Rs.5 crore to the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa said: "As a token of the support and solidarity of the government and people of Tamil Nadu with the government and people of Jammu and Kashmir in their hour of need, I have ordered the immediate contribution of Rs.5 crore from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund to the government of Jammu and Kashmir."

She conveyed her heartfelt condolences on behalf of the government and the people of Tamil Nadu to the family members of all those who have died in the floods.

"The government of Tamil Nadu stands ready to render any other assistance as may be required by the government of Jammu and Kashmir," Jayalalithaa said.

The death toll in the worst floods in Jammu and Kashmir in over 50 years is said to have crossed 150. - IANS