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DMK announces Rs 1 cr flood relief to Kerala govt

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

DMK Working MK today announced Rs one crore flood relief to the government, on behalf of his party and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families.

A DMK statement said, "Unprecedented floods in have affected many people and has caused damage to properties worth crores. The party's working M K has decided to contribute Rs 1 crore to Chief Minister's Relief Fund."

Tamil Nadu Chief K Palaniswami had on August 9 announced a contribution of Rs 5 crore to rain ravaged Kerala as a mark of support to the neighbouring state.

According to the latest official figures, more than 60,000 people, including women, toddlers and senior citizens, have been lodged in various relief camps across 14 districts of the southern state following the unprecedented monsoon rains that triggered floods and landslips in several places.

Kerala Chief had yesterday announced Rs 10 lakh as compensation to those who lost their houses and land in the rain, and Rs 4 lakh to those who lost a member of their family.

The toll in the monsoon fury since August 8 has climbed to 37.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 19:40 IST