July 19, 2019
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Kerala Flood: Everything under control; PM visits Flood-affected regions

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As the water level in the flood-affected areas in the South Indian state of Kerala is slowly receding, the things are gradually coming under the complete control of the aid agencies, which has been deployed in the affected regions to help the affected people.

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who reached the state capital Trivandrum last day, has visited the flood affected regions. His presence in the state is expected to give a fresh impetus to the rescue and relief work. A sum of five hundred crore Indian rupees has been announced by the PM as an interim flood relief.

The prime opposition leader, Rahul Gandhi, has asked the Prime Minister, through a social media statement, to declare the natural disaster affected Kerala as a national disaster -if the central government accepts the request, the state can access more funds from the central authorities.

Several foreign governments, including the UAE, International and national organisations, communities, and groups have lent their helping hand to the affected state.

Meanwhile, the PM has convened a meeting with the Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, and the top officials at Naval Hospital Sanjivani in Kochi.

The Kerala CM, as per a report, has informed the PM that the state has as per the initial assessment suffered a huge loss worth more than nineteen thousand crore Indian rupees.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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