Minister for Higher Education and Agriculture Okay.P. Anbalagan mentioned surveys to establish harm brought on by the 2 cyclones to agricultural lands had been progressing, and, until Saturday, two lakh hectares of land had been estimated to be affected.
“The State government is surveying the affected areas through the Revenue and Agriculture departments. Till Saturday, two lakh hectares of agricultural land were identified. The Horticulture Department has identified 3,500 hectares of affected land. Work to provide necessary compensation to the affected persons is progressing,” he advised reporters.
Responding to Opposition Leader M.Okay. Stalin’s prices on aid measures, Mr. Anbalagan requested how the chief would find out about aid measures when he had not even stepped out of his home. During the pandemic, the Opposition chief issued statements from his home, with out realizing what was occurring on the bottom, he mentioned.
On actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s allegations relating to the inquiry ordered towards Anna University Vice-Chancellor M.Okay. Surappa, Mr. Anbalagan mentioned Mr. Haasan made the assertion with out realizing the fact, and was giving out statements as elections had been nearing.
On the reopening of faculties, he mentioned courses would resume for final-year college students as they wanted laboratories to do practicals. Hostels had been saved able to accommodate college students from different States as effectively. However, examinations can be held solely by means of the web mode, he added.