The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Centre to release pending funds to native bodies within the State. Minister for Municipal Administration and water supply S.P. Velumani referred to as on Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Delhi on Monday and handed over a letter from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami requesting the release of the funds.
In the letter, the government requested the Centre to release the fourteenth Central Finance Commission’s performance grant of ₹1,196.27 crore and a basic grant of ₹3,780.81 crore to Tamil Nadu.
In another memo, Mr. Velumani highlighted a long-felt demand of the business community for a daily flight from Coimbatore to Delhi around 7 a.m. to alter easy and convenient daily visits to attend to official business.