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Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami visits cyclone-hit areas 

Chennai, November 20

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday visited districts hit by Cyclone Gaja in the state and distributed relief material among the affected people.

Palaniswami, who on Monday announced Rs 1,000 crore for immediate relief and rehabilitation works, visited affected areas in Pudukottai and Thanjavur districts on Tuesday morning.

The cyclone crossed the state coast near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district, about 300 km from here, on November 16 claiming 46 lives and leaving a trail of destruction in over 10 districts in southern Tamil Nadu with six of them hit badly.

Accompanied by ministers and officials, Palaniswami inspected some coconut groves devastated by the cyclone in Thanjavur district and also distributed relief materials, including rice and other essential articles, to the affected people.

He would later visit Nagapattinam district, which bore the brunt of the cyclone fury.

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