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Navy donates Rs 8.92 crore to Kerala CM's relief fund

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The today donated Rs 8.92 crore to the Kerala Minister's Distress Relief Fund as a voluntary contribution from the salaries of naval personnel to help the flood-ravaged state.

handed over the cheque to Minister here, an official release said here.

Later, Lanba told reporters that the Army, and Airforce along with other central agencies and the state government had worked together as a team to rescue people stranded in heavy rains and floods in the state.

The Navy alone, through its helicopters and boats, had rescued nearly 17,000 people, he noted.

They worked together as a team, rescued people, distributed relief materials and and set up relief camps and community kitchens in Kochi, Lanba said.

The Navy chief further said the Navy has identified two flood-hit villages in district to undertake rehabilitation initiatives.

Lanba had visited flood ravaged Muttinakam village in and reviewed the relief and rehabilitation work yesterday.

The deluge in the state, the worst in a century, had claimed 474 lives since May 29, besides causing widespread destruction.

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First Published: Thu, August 30 2018. 19:20 IST