Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Tuesday announced Rs 300 crore for repairing the roads, storm water drains other infrastructure after heavy rains pounded the state recently.
He also announced payment of Rs 20,000 per hectare towards damage to crops that were ready for harvest and Rs 6,038 per hectare to farmers to enable them to replant their damaged crops.
The recent rains has resulted in damage to roads and other infrastructure in Chennai and Kanyakumari and crops in the Cauvery delta region.
A team headed by I.Periyasamy, Minister for Co-operation visited Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai districts to survey the crop damage.
The team submitted its report to Stalin on Tuesday.
Stalin too visited the districts in the Cauvery delta region and interacted with the farmers about the damage.