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CM briefs Governor about rescue and relief operations

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Chief Minister today the Governor Justice PSathasivam and briefed him on the rescue and relief operations in the coastal area in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi.

During the courtesy visit, which lasted 20 minutes, they discussed important matters of the state, including the state wide rescue and relief operations in coastal area being carried out in the aftermath of the Cyclone, a release said here.

The Governor lauded the Government's decision to increase the solatium to Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin of those who lost their lives.

They discussed the possibility of strengthening the mechanism to record information about the fishermen who venture into the sea, the release said.

The Governor enquired about fishermen who had drifted and reached and after being stranded in sea.

The Governor also requested the Chief Minister to contact his counterparts in those states for early transportation of fishermen.

Yesterday Vice Admiral A R Karve, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command and the Ernakulam District Collector had briefed the Governor about the progress of rescue work and rehabilitation during his visit to Kochi.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 18:55 IST