Centre announces immediate relief of additional Rs 100 crore for flood-hit Kerala

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KOCHI: The Centre on Sunday announced an immediate relief of additional Rs 100 crore to Kerala, which is battling an unprecedented flood situation, without waiting for an assessment of the damages caused.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who made an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts + , appealed to all political parties, social and cultural organisations to join hands with the state government in mitigating the sufferings of the people of Kerala at this critical hour.

“I must say that the entire nation is firmly standing by the people of Kerala at this difficult hour. The Centre is closely monitoring the situation here and providing all possible assistance to Kerala. We will leave no stone unturned to mitigate this unprecedented disaster,” Rajnath said.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the Union home minister that state’s preliminary assessment of the damages caused by the flood was around Rs 8316 crore and requested the Union government to release Rs 1220…

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