Port Blair, March 7: The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh has sanctioned Rs 1,82,500/- as relief to the families affected due to heavy rain/ flood which occurred in different villages/ areas of South Andaman District during September 2012.

The ex-gratia relief is based on the assessment report of the Assessment Committee constituted for the purpose and release of relief is as per the Govt. of India’s revised norms of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for 2012-13.  About 357 families from various villages of the South Andaman District will be provided the relief.