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Rajnath announces additional Rs 100 crore relief for Kerala

ANI  |  Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] 

After meeting flood victims in and taking an aerial overview of the situation in the state, on Sunday announced additional Rs 100 crore flood relief for the state.

"I understand the suffering of the people of due to this unprecedented crisis. Since assessment of damages will take some time, I hereby announce immediate relief of additional Rs 100 crores," he said.

Singh also approved the release of the second installment of Rs 80.25 crore in advance for the (SDRF) to supplement the efforts of the

Earlier, after interacting with the flood victims, Rajnath assured the that all resources would be provided from the central government to tackle the situation.

As per latest information, 33 people have been killed and six missing in rain-related incidents in the state.

Over 1000 people, including elderly women and children, have been rescued in areas where the Indian Army's ten columns comprising more than 40 composite teams are working round the clock to ensure that the last person stranded in the floods is rescued.

floods due to incessant rains have wreaked havoc in several districts of the state. From past few days, normal life in many parts has been disrupted. The areas which were worst hit are Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Idukki, and Mallapuram districts.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 21:05 IST
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