Modi took the decision to help Tamil Nadu 'assist it in dealing with the situation arising from the floods', an official statement here said.

1. The sanction followed a request from the Tamil Nadu government. A central government team is also being deputed to Tamil Nadu to assess the destruction caused by the torrential rains and floods.

2. Further action will be taken after the team submits its report.

Expressing concerns over rains and floods causing damage to life and property, CPI national secretary D Raja said the floods have led to 'huge devastation and destruction' in the state, necessitating help from Centre.

“So, Tamil Nadu needs more help from Centre. Assistance announced by the Cente is inadequate. The Modi government should immediately offer funds sought by the state government," Raja said, adding that during Parliament session, the issue will be raised and taken up with the Prime Minister.             

                                                       Flood-hit Tamil Nadu
3. Tamil Nadu government pegged losses in the north-east monsoon rains at Rs 8,481 crore as Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged Modi to immediately release Rs 2,000 crore to sustain relief work.

4. More than four lakh people have been shifted to relief camps even as relief work was being undertaken on a war-footing, the state government has claimed.

5. Hours after Jayalalithaa's request, Modi instructed the immediate release of financial assistance of nearly Rs 939 crore to deal with the flood situation in the rain-battered state.
The winter session of Parliament begins on November 26.

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