In a major relief, the European Union (EU) announced emergency assistance of 105,000 euros to the communities most affected by cyclone Gaja that hit Tamil Nadu in November of this year.
It need be mentioned that EU, in its statement, pointed out that in response to cyclone Gaja, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Tamil Nadu in mid-November, the European Commission is allocating 105,000 euros to provide emergency assistance to the most affected communities.
The aid is most likely aimed at directly benefitting 17,500 people in the worst-hit districts of Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur and Thanjavur.
Cyclone Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu coast on November 16 with 63 dead.
Many of the affected families are currently living in more than 490 temporary shelters across the state.
The EU said that the action will specifically target individuals whose houses were destroyed and livelihood lost
in wake of the cyclone.>