Prime Minister Narendra Modi sactioned Rs 500 crore as immediate relief for Kerala on Saturday. The announcement was made at the high level meeting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minster KJ Alphons and other official in Kochi.
Prime Minister also e announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next in of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured , from PM’s National Relief Funds.
PM Modi was assumed to conduct an aerial survey of the flood hit ares but it was cancelled after rains resumed in Kochi. The immediate relief of Rs 500 crore has been announced after the Central government sanctioned Rs 100 crore when Home Minister R Singh went to the state to take a stock of the situation.
Kerala’s worst monsoon in a century has killed 324 people so far , CM Pinarayi VIjayan said on Friday.
Issuing a fresh alert for the rain battered state whose 12 district are on red alert. And four state have come forward to help rain – battered Kerala in its hour of need, with Telangana topping the list in terms of generosity.
While Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announced monetary aid of Rs 25 crore for Kerala, Punjab and Delhi Premier Amarinder Singh and Arvid Kejriwal announced immediate assistant to the tune of Rs 10 crore, where AP CM N. C. Naidu, for his part announced financial aid of up to Rs 5 crore.
At least 324 people have died in Kerala due to heavy rain and floods in the monsoon season. Prime Minister Narendara Modi is in Kerala, today Modi will conduct an aerial survey in Kochi where the situation is grave.
The Kochi airport has been shut down till the August 26, and more than 3 lakh people are relief camps and thousands are still standard. Normal life has been completely disrupted as large parts of the state are underwater.
Main roads blocked and rail and air service hit hard,
Rajnath Singh Tweeted, I understand the suffering of the people of Kerala due to this unprecedented crisis, since assessment of damages will take some time, I hereby announce immediate relief of additional Rs 100 crores,
He added “in order to supplement the efforts of the state government, just before leaving for Kerala I have approved the release the second installment of Rs 80.25 crore in advance.”