Modi announces Rs.1,000 crore for Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced Rs.1,000 crore to Tamil Nadu for flood relief work.

Speaking after an aerial survey of the flood-hit city and other places, he said he had seen the damage caused by the heavy rains, and the central government stood by the people of Tamil Nadu.


Modi said he had directed the release of Rs.1,000 crore for flood relief, in addition to the Rs.940 crore announced earlier.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had earlier submitted a memorandum requesting around Rs.8,481 crore towards flood relief and an immediate release of Rs.2,000 crore.


  1. Every State should be autonomous in their sufficiency and should look after their own welfare. Instead of squandering money on silly populist projects (such as free rice, free milk etc.) they should keep a rainy day reserve fund for natural calamities such as this so they don’t have to beg from the centre. Central funds are nothing but money grabbed from the tax payers from every State. The Centre should only worry about defence, national laws etc. States such as Bihar have solely existed thus far by grabbing money from the centre through power blackmails.

    • Mr. Henry James,

      I congratulate you for expressing your sound views and I see eye-to-eye with your comments. Every State has to have a foresight, rather than running to the Central Government for assistance whenever calamities strike. The Chief Minister of the State should have some self-respect.

      The Central Government should treat all States equally and no favouritism shoud be shone to any State for whatsoever reasons. If a State is not run effectively and efficiently and has shown utter neglect, as in the case of Tamil Nadu floods, it should be brought under President’s rule and legal action should be taken against the politicians of the State concerned for the rut and money recovered from them. They have been given monies and they have to run the States with it. Any monies spent in glorification of these leaders, i.e. pictures of the Chief Ministers photos on school bags and bags containing food packets for flood victims, construction of statues, etc. should come from their pockets and not from the tax payers monies.

      A State Government should do advance planning to avoid or take care of the people, when there are earthquakes, floods, droughts, conventional and nuclear wars and other scenarios.

      Jayalalitha, as is the case with most politicians, is a highly corrupt lady, who has created a vote bank of her own by donating various gifts to the people. Any intelligent man will ask the question, “Is she spending the money from her pocket to give these gifts or is the money is coming from the exchequer?” If the money is coming from the exchequer, then the States will face budget deficits and increase taxes.

      Jayalalitha is the Imelda Marcos of India.

      Do keep on contributing such excellent articles.

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