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Central team to visit Kerala on Dec 26 to assess damage by cyclone Ockhi

They are expected to go around the affected coastal villages in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

A relief worker places sand bags on the banks of a beach in Kochi in wake of cyclone Ockhi on Saturday.  (Photo: PTI)
A relief worker places sand bags on the banks of a beach in Kochi in wake of cyclone Ockhi (Photo: PTI)

A team of central officials will arrive here on December 26 to make an assessment of the damages caused by cyclone Ockhi, officials said on Friday.

has assured both the beleaguered fishing community and the government of prompt relief and rehabilitation assistance.

According to informed sources, the central team is being led by Vipin Mallik, a top and consists of disaster management experts.

They are expected to go around the affected coastal villages in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts to see the damages.

Modi was here on Tuesday and visited a coastal hamlet and interacted with the fishing community and later witnessed a presentation made by the

Following that, Chief Minister sought a Rs 7,340 crore relief package to mitigate the folks' sufferings, which includes compensation for the 73 dead, assistance to permanently disabled, to those who suffered injuries besides construction of homes to those rendered homeless, educational assistance, writing off loans and other programmes meant for the overall uplift of the folks in the state.

First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 14:26 IST
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