After Kerala was ravaged by floods and enough damage was caused to people who were residing in specific zones where the flood hit the state the worst. In hopes of recovering from the damage and the problems which the people and the state machinery is facing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged all the Malayalis nearby to extend as much help as possible, financially. The first step was initiated by Kerala governor P.Sathasivam who handed over a cheque of Rs.2.50 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He has also appealed to all the people holding high offices in Kerala to contribute towards ‘rebuiding Kerala’.
The death poll, as of today’s estimates go up to 302, with several more bodies being found. While the water continues to recede, a number of damaged property and bodies are being recovered from the debris. The CM has reviewed the operations which are being carried out and has extended his deepest gratitude to all the central forces who have played an instrumental role in providing relief to the people distraught in this natural disaster.
‘We could directly witness the bold initiatives they took to rescue those who were stranded in the flood waters,’ he said congratulating the efforts undertaken by the army.
The fund relief is also being extended by the PM as he has promised that the state would receive monetary help from the National Disaster Response Fund as per laid down procedure and that the Rs 600 crore central aid released so far was only the advance assistance. There are still 4.62 lakh people in 1,435 relief camps. Modi has made this announcement in his radio show of ‘Mann Ki Baat’
“Yesterday was the festival of Onam. We pray for Onam to provide strength to the country, especially Kerala so that it returns to normalcy on a newer journey of development.”