The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, who has conducted an aerial survey in the flood-affected regions in the state, has announced a huge sum of one hundred Crores Indian rupees as an immediate relief and more persons from the National Disaster Management Team.
The minister said that it was the first time in the recent past the state experienced such a disastrous rainfall. He added that the agricultural and tourism sectors of the state were badly affected by the unprecedented natural disaster.
The minister asserted that a top level inter-ministerial committee would monitor the impact of the disaster. He further added that a committee headed by him would verify the report submitted by the inter-ministerial committee.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons were with the Union Home minister, when Mr Singh conducted an aerial survey in the flood-affected regions.
The rainfall-related issues, which have left tens of thousands of people homeless, have taken the life of over thirty people.
Weather experts said that some regions in the state would experience a heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coming hours.
Many districts in the state, particularly the hilly districts of Wayanad and Idukki, are under ‘Red Alert’.
Vignesh. S. G
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