PM Modi was recieved in Kanyakumari by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a meeting with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on the post-Ockhi situation in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari. During the meeting, the chief minister sought a Rs 9,300-crore package, including Rs 4,047 crore for the districts hit by the northeast monsoon.
PM Modi, who visited Lakshadweep earlier in the day to review the situation after Cyclone Ockhi hit the Union Territory, also met families of fishermen and representatives of the farmers' community, who were badly affected by the cyclone which hit the state shores on November 29-30.
As many as 25 fishermen representatives from eight coastal villages of Kanyakumari district, including Thoothoor, Neerodi, Marthandam Thurai, Poothurai, Chinnathurai and Raviputhanthurai took part in the discussions at the government guest house.
PM Modi also met Catholic priests, who were also present during the over 90 minute-long meeting with Mr Palanisamy, his deputy O Panneerselvam among others.
The prime minister was also shown pictures of the devastation caused by the cyclone. PM Modi took a helicopter from Thiruvananthapuram to reach Kanyakumari.