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AP donates Rs 35 crore to Kerala for rebuilding effort

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The government has donated Rs 35 crore to rain-battered for relief and rehabilitation work.

deputy chief Nimmakayala Chinnarajappa Wednesday handed over a cheque for the amount to state Industries E P Jayarajan here.

Chinnarajappa told reporters that has also given 2,014 tons of rice and kits with essential food articles to

The state witnessed one of its worst calamities last month, he said, adding that Andhra Pradesh would support in its rebuilding efforts.

Chinnarajappa asked the Centre to accord sanction for accepting assistance from foreign countries during the time of calamities.

He also asked Kerala to utilise a portion of the relief amount given by his state for rebuilding Pamba, the foothills of the at Sabarimala, which suffered massive devastation in the deluge.

Andhra Pradesh has a special connection with Sabarimala as lakhs of people from the state visit the hill shrine every year, he added.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:11 IST