Puducherry Thane loss at Rs 2000 crore
The Department of Revenue and Disaster Management notification issued on Jan 3 and published in the State Gazette said the entire region has been declared a natural calamity affected area.
The notification was issued by Special Secretary Dr S B Deepak Kumar under the order of the Lt Governor. The government has estimated the total damage caused by the cyclone at Rs 2,000 crore.
Cuddalore and Puducherry were the worst-affected by the cyclonic storm which crossed the coast on December 30, leaving in its wake a trail of destruction and claiming 46 lives. Cuddalore alone accounted for 39 deaths.