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Nita Ambani donates Rs.11 crore for Andhra cyclone relief

Hyderabad

15-November-2014

Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani has donated over Rs.11 crore for relief works in cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh.

She handed over a cheque of Rs.111,111,111 to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the latter's residence here Saturday.

The chief minister thanked her for the gesture. Nita briefed him about the activities of the foundation.

Nita was accompanied by actress Juhi Chawla and some women entrepreneurs.

Severe cyclonic storm Hudhud had battered north Andhra coast last month killing 46 people, damaging 9,000 houses and crops over more than two lakh hectares.

The cyclone with a wind speed of nearly 200 kmph left a trail of destruction in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram districts, uprooting thousands of trees and damaged electricity and communication networks. - IANS