PM conducts aerial survey in Kerala,announces Rs 500 crore relief

PM conducts aerial survey in Kerala,announces Rs 500 crore relief

Courtesy : Nationalist bureau20/08/2018 07:58

Bureau/ PM Modi, Kerala CMPinarayi Vijayan, Governor P Sathasivam and Union minister KJ Alphons carried out an aerial survey of the flood-affected regions in Kerala.

Modi announced an immediate relief of Rs 500 crore for Kerala. The state government had requested urgent financial assistance of Rs 2,000. The overall damaged caused in the state is estimated to be around Rs 20,000 crore

In heavy crisis situation in kerala,PM Modi yesterday arrived at kerala to take stock of the situation. PM Modi was expected to conduct and aerial survey around 8 am,but due to heavy rainfall PM Modi’s aerial survey delayed and later possible in 11 am in Kochi. 

As Kerala facing floods, the state government has urged the centre for help which assured it of ‘all possible help’. This is the PM’s first visit to the state since monsoon hit kerala in june. The death toll in the kerala floods rose to 250 on Saturday,even as PM Modi arrived in the state to assess the disaster.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan termed the situation caused by torrential rain, flash floods and landslides in the state as “really serious”. Although he had quoted the toll as 164 on Friday morning, 16 more were reported in the hours that followed. Over 120 people have lost their lives in the last two days.

Relief and rescue teams deployed by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as well as three armed forces launched a massive relief operation – distributing food packets and other essentials – across the state. However, despite their best efforts, marooned people complained that they had to survive without food or potable water for many days. “The magnitude of the disaster is really great. We are finding it difficult to manage such a volume of affected people,” a relief official said in Kochi.

 

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