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Centre yet to give nod to ministers' visit abroad to mobilise

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The scheduled visit of ministers to 17 countries next week to funds from expatriates for flood relief work seems to have run into a with the Centre yet to give the green signal.

"The union government has given the nod for the visit of Chief Pinarayi Vijayan,but not yet granted permission for that of the ministers," an at the Chief Minister's office said here Saturday.

"We hope that Centre's nod for the trip will come soon", he said.

Vijayan and his cabinet colleagues are scheduled to visit various foreign countries, for for five days from October 17 to funds from the expatriate community to rebuild the flood battered state.

Vijayan had said on October 3 that each would visit different countries from October 17 to 21, including in the Gulf and

As per the plan, Vijayan would visit Abdu Dhabi, and on October 17, 19 and 20.

The objective is to consolidate and collect aid from non-resident Keralites (NRKs) there.

had suffered huge damage in the torrential rains that lashed the state in August last, claiming 493 lives and leaving a trail of destruction.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 21:20 IST