New Delhi: Tamil Nadu is expected to get more funds for relief and rehabilitation of the people affected by the cyclone that had lashed the state last year after the GoM clears the recommendations made by a central team that made an on-the-spot assessment of the areas.    

Home Minister P Chidambaram said the Centre has already given Rs 500 crore as interim relief to Tamil Nadu to carry out relief and rehabilitation works.
   
"The team has submitted its report, this will now go to the IMG and then a group of ministers chaired by the Finance Minister," he told reporters here on Wednesday.
   
He was responding to a question on whether the state would get additional funds for relief and rehabilitation of the cyclone victims.
   
"We have given Rs 500 crore as an interim measure for the relief works and once the GoM clears the recommendations of the team, I am sure further money will be given," the Home Minister said.
   
The Centre granted an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for Tamil Nadu immediately after the disaster had struck coastal districts of the state in December last year.
   
The Centre had also sent a high-level team that carried out an inspection of the affected areas.

(Agencies)