Chennai: Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa urged the central government to sanction Rs 10,250 crore towards rehabilitation of the flood affected.

Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre would provide necessary support, while stressing that encroachments along the river banks have to be removed.

Jayalalithaa told Naidu that 50,000 families would have to be provided alternate accommodation, and also sought a special package of Rs 750 crore to build a further 50,000 tenements for slum residents in the Chennai Metropolitan Area who lost their huts in the rains.

Citing the damage to water supply and drainage systems, she urged the ministry to grant a special package of Rs 4,500 crore.