AFTER Making Aerial Survey Of Flood Affected Kerala, PM Modi Assured help & Cooperation In Tackling the Unprecedented Crisis

PRIME Minister  Narendra  Modi has  announced an interim  relief of 500 crore INR for  flood  affected Kerala after making an aerial survey with Governor, the Chief Minister,  K.J. Alphons (Union Minister of State) and officials. The Prime Minister expressed his grief and sorrow on the unfortunate deaths and damage caused to lives and property due to floods.  The Prime Minister reviewed the flood situation at a meeting with CM Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, and officials of the State Government. After the review, the Prime Minister announced an interim financial assistance of INR 500 crore to the State. Earlier, Home Minister Raj Nath Singh granted 100 crore INR interim relief after making an aerial survey of the flood situation. State government claims the loss and damages are estimated at 20,000 crore INR .The death toll remains at 357. On Sunday, red alert was withdrawn from all the 14 districts.  However, orange alert continued in ten districts as the Cochin air base is being made operational.  PM also announced ex-gratia of INR 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and & INR 50,000 to those seriously injured from PM’s National Relief Funds (PMNRF). PM Modi has directed Insurance Companies to hold special camps for assessment & timely release of compensation to the affected families/beneficiaries under Social Security Schemes. The directions have also been issued for early clearance of claims under Fasal Bima Yojna to agriculturists.  PM Modi has directed National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to repair main national highways damaged due to floods on priority. The Central Public Sector like NTPC and PGCIL have also been directed to be available to render all possible assistance to the State Government in restoring power lines. Villagers, whose kutcha houses have been destroyed in the devastating floods, would be provided Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin houses on priority irrespective of their priority in the Permanent Wait List of PMAY-G.Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 5.5 Cr. person days have been sanctioned in the labour budget 2018-19. Any further request for incurring the person days would be considered as per the requirement projected by the State. Under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, farmers would be provided assistance for replantation of damaged horticulture crops. The flood situation in Kerala has been continuously and closely monitored by the Union Government. All help is being provided to the State Government to deal with the adverse situation. The Prime Minister has been in constant touch with the Chief Minister regarding the flood situation.On the direction of the Prime Minister,   Kiren Rijiju, MoS (Home) accompanied by the K.J. Alphons, MoS (I/C), and a high-level Central Team visited the flood affected districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam on July 21, reviewed the flood situation, relief measures and met affected people.  Under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, farmers would be provided assistance for replantation of damaged horticulture crops.

 

The flood situation in Kerala has been continuously and closely monitored by the Union Government. All help is being provided to the State Government to deal with the adverse situation. The Prime Minister has been in constant touch with the Chief Minister regarding the flood situation.On the direction of the Prime Minister,  Shri Kiren Rijiju, MoS (Home) accompanied by the Shri K.J. Alphons, MoS (I/C), and a high-level Central Team visited the flood affected districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam on 21.07.2018, reviewed the flood situation, relief measures and met affected people.  On 12th August, 2018,  Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister accompanied by  K.J. Alphons, MoS (I/C), Tourism and senior officers visited the flood/landslide affected areas of Kerala and carried out aerial survey of the affected areas and reviewed the search, rescue and relief measures taken by the State and Central Government agencies with CM, Kerala, and other Ministers and Officials. The Home Minister also announced release of Rs. 100 Cr. in advance from the NDRF.An Inter-Ministerial Centre Team (IMCT) has already visited the affected areas in the State for assessment of losses from 7-12 August, 2018 as per the Memorandum dated 21.07.2018 submitted by the State Government.On 12th August, Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister accompanied by K.J. Alphons, MoS (I/C), Tourism and senior officers visited the flood/landslide affected areas of Kerala and carried out aerial survey of the affected areas and reviewed the search, rescue and relief measures taken by the State and Central Government agencies with CM, Kerala, and other Ministers and Officials. The Home Minister also announced release of Rs. 100 Cr. in advance from the NDRF.An Inter-Ministerial Centre Team (IMCT) has already visited the affected areas in the State for assessment of losses from 7-12 August, 2018 as per the Memorandum dated 21.07.2018 submitted by the State Government. The flood situation in Kerala has been continuously and closely monitored by the Centre. All help is being provided to the State Government to deal with the adverse situation. PM has been in constant touch with the Kerala CM regarding the flood situation.57 Teams of NDRF involving about 1300 personnel and 435 Boats are deployed for search and rescue operations. Five Companies of BSF, CISF and RAF’s have been deployed in the State to carry out rescue and relief measures.

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