Vijayan announces Rs 10 lakh for rain victims

As the death toll reached 37 in Kerala floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan undertook an aerial survey of the rain-affected parts in the state. He announced Rs 10 lakhs for victims who lost their land and house, Rs 4 lakhs ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased, Rs 6 lakhs for people who lost land and Rs 3,800 for those in camps to buy ration.

He also has made a personal contribution of Rs one lakh to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). A total of 12,240 families comprising of 53,501 individuals have been shifted to 439 relief camps across the state, even as 11 out of 14 districts remain under water. Army, Navy and Coast Guard are conducting relief and rescue operations in the state. Chief Minister appealed to all to contribute generously to restore life in the state.

The Mateorological Department has alerted that there will be heavy rains on August 12 also at Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur district. Heavy rains will continue till August 14 at Idukki, Wayanad and some regions in Kannur. Some other isolated places may also experience rains. Red Alert for Ernakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Calicut till Aug 12; Orange alert till August 14. Orange alert for Kasaragod till August 13.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to release sufficient funds to the Kerala Government. The centre has assured all assistance to the state government after.



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