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Inter-ministerial team to visit TN, assess damage due to cyclone Vardah

An inter-ministerial Central team led by Praveen Vashista, Joint Secretary (LWE) in the Home Ministry will visit Tamil Nadu next week for an on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by the massive December 12 cyclone Vardah.

The delegation is expected to visit the affected areas in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallore districts.

They will assess the damage caused by the cyclone to agriculture, industries, infrastructure and other sectors, and submit its report to the Centre, it said.

The team will be led by Praveen Vashista, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The representatives of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Water Resources are the members of the inter-ministerial team.

The delegation will assess the damage caused by the cyclone to agriculture, industries, infrastructure and other sectors and submit its report to the central government. On the basis of the report, the central government will fix the compensation and provide financial assistance to the states, sources said. At least 18 people were killed when cyclone Vardah hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Around 13,000 people had to take shelter in 100 different locations to escape the fury of the massive cyclone.
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