In a meeting convened to assess the flood situation in the State, CM Pinarayi Vijayan informed Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the State has suffered a loss of ₹19,512 crore as per initial assessment.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of Rs 5 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Chief Minister Relief Fund. He has also announced that 245 fire personnel with boats will be sent to Kerala for rescue operations. (File pic)
With over 300 people dead and more than 3.14 lakh displaced, the devastating
#KeralaFloods are truly a national calamity. I appeal to all MPs and MLAs across the country to rise above party lines and contribute to the CM’s Relief Fund. I am doing so in my own small way…
Kerala has suffered a loss of nearly ₹ 20,000 cr in these floods. The state had sought an *immediate* assistance of ₹ 2000 cr from the Centre. What Modi has given is grossly insufficient for urgent rescue, relief and rehabilitation work.
In Kerala, I took stock of the situation arising in the wake of the devastating floods across the state. Joined a review meeting and undertook an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by flooding. The nation stands firmly with Kerala in this hour.
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Centre is providing comprehensive assistance to the people of Kerala, which will contribute in restoring normalcy to citizens’ lives faster.
@narendramodi expressed grief and sorrow on the unfortunate deaths and damage caused to property due to floods in Kerala. PM announced ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those seriously injured from PMNRF.
57 Teams of NDRF involving about 1300 personnel and 435 Boats are deployed for search and rescue operations. Five Companies of BSF, CISF and RAF’s have been deployed in the State to carry out rescue and relief measures.