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Tamil Nadu seeks special package of Rs 1,000 crore to address water crisis

IndiaTimes Friday, 21 June 2019
The special package assistance would be used to augment irrigation structures in drought-prone areas to address the agrarian distress and drinking water crisis, similar to the allocation made to Maharashtra, said state deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam. He met finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at pre-budget consultations and sought a special package of Rs 1,000 crore.
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