Normal life, standing crops and lots of physical infrastructures were badly affected due to the rains, he said in separate letters to them yesterday.

He said despite the steps taken by his government several houses were damaged due to the heavy rains. It also caused heavy damage to the public infrastructures encompassing roads, culverts, buildings and power lines and also to the standing crops of poor farmers.
    
He has sought assistance of Rs 182.45 crores for relief and reconstruction works consequent to the damage caused by heavy rain. This assistance will help the Union Territory to provide necessary relief to the affected people and to restore the infrastructures in Puducherry and Karaikal regions.

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