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Oppn leader urges PM to declare cyclone Ockhi nat'nl disaster

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Leader of the opposition in the Assembly Ramesh Chennithala today urged Prime Minister Modito declare cyclone Ockhi, which wrecked havoc in the state, Kanniyakumari in and in the last two days, as a national disaster.

In a letter to Modi, he requested that immediate central assistance be provided in these places to deal with the emergency situation.


The leader also urged the to increase the financial aid for the injured at least up to Rs 50,000 from the present Rs 15,000.

Lack of coordination had affected the government's relief and rescue operations, launched post Ockhi, he alleged while talking to reporters after visiting the cyclone-affected coastal hamlets here.

Family members of fishermen who are yet to come back,were anxious as the failed to provide them updated information about rescue measures, he alleged.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 18:25 IST
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