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Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, demands special package for cyclone-hit fishermen of Tamil Nadu, Kerala

In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi highlighted the sufferings of the cyclone-hit fishermen, whom he had met during his recent visit to Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2017 21:50 IST
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Family members of various fishermen, who are still missing following cyclone Ockhi, stage a protest demanding central and state government agencies step up search operations in Kanyakumari.(PTI Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a comprehensive special financial package for Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep for the rehabilitation of the families of those fishermen who lost their lives due to Cyclone Ockhi.

In his first letter as the Congress chief to the prime minister, Gandhi also requested the latter to put in place adequate measures for strengthening the weather updating system and an advance cyclone warning communication mechanism in the coastal areas.

The Congress leader highlighted the sufferings of the cyclone-hit fishermen, whom he had met during his recent visit to Kerala and Tamil Nadu on December 14.

Gandhi also urged the prime minister for constructing seawalls and groynes along the vulnerable sea coasts of the two southern states.

First Published: Dec 17, 2017 21:50 IST