Odisha announces another Rs 5 crore assistance for flood battered Kerala

As a mark of concern for its people trapped in different places of the flood ravaged state of Kerala Odisha government has made a written request to the Kerala Government to see to their well being. At the same time it has also sent two officials to the Southern state to ensure the safety of the trapped Odias there.Besides a 24-hour helpline service is also in operation in the office of the Special Relief Commissioner for facilitating coordination with the flood affected people in Kerala.

The Government of Odisha has got to know through help requests that some 337 Odias are trapped in different places in Kerala due to flood.

Requesting for help the Odisha Government on Monday wrote to the Kerala Relief Commissioner; “to make necessary arrangements for providing necessary support in terms of food, drinking water and other necessities to these people.” said an official of the Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Odisha government.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday had offered financial support of Rs 5 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to Kerala in addition to Odisha’s earlier offer of the same amount.

The Chief Minister’s Office has issued a release on this regard. Besides 500MT of poythene sheets worth Rs 8 crore has also been ordered for Kerala.

Two hundred fourty four personnel from the state Fire Service are also deployed in the rescue operation in Kerala.

Kerala is battling with the worst ever flood in three hundred years that has claimed 357 lives till date and has left thousands homeless.

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