Guwahati (Assam), Aug 20 : Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced Rs. 3 crore aid to rain-ravaged Kerala, where 210 have died in the last 10 days.
“The Government of Assam would extend financial aid of Rs. 3 crore to Kerala government in view of the devastating flood in the southern state,” an official release said quoting the chief minister.
Sonowal also directed the state Revenue and Disaster Management Department to open helplines to expedite the process of providing relief and rescuing people of Assam stranded in Kerala.
Neighbouring Northeastern state Manipur has also donated Rs 2 crore as flood relief for the victims of Kerala hit by days of incessant rainfall and massive floods. “People of Manipur stand in solidarity with the people of Kerala, may you find comfort in knowing that the rest of India stand with you.
The people of Manipur pray for you and extending a sum of Rs 2 crore to relief funds from the state,” Chief Minister N Biren Singh said.
The number of those displaced in the torrential rains in Kerala was yesterday put at 7.24 lakh by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who also said most of the affected had been rescued and the government’s focus would now be their rehabilitation.