Flood of 'Death' in Kerala: PM Declared With Demand PM Modi Announces Financial Assistance Of Rs 500 Crore

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The floods in Kerala have caused a huge devastation. Flooding is a blow to many areas of Kerala. The influx of floods that came decades later has shown its formidable form, in which 324 people have died so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the financial assistance of Rs 500 crore immediately to Kerala after reviewing the flood situation in Kerala. In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that Modi has announced the assistance of two lakh rupees to the family of the deceased and also to the seriously injured persons, 50-50 thousand rupees from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

"The Prime Minister has announced the financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the state," the statement said. This amount is different from the announcement of Rs 100 crore by the Home Ministry on August 12. After reviewing a high level meeting in Kochi, the Prime Minister carried out an air survey of some areas affected by the flood. During the aerial survey of the Aluva-Trishur region battling the floods, Governor P Sadashivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister K J Alphonse and other officials were present along with the Prime Minister.

Expressing his grief over the loss of life and property due to the flood, the Prime Minister said that it is our top priority to take out the people trapped in the flood. After this, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted that the Prime Minister has announced financial assistance of Rs 500 crore for immediate relief. He said, "According to initial estimates, the state has suffered a loss of Rs 19,512 crore due to this flood. Actual damage can be estimated only after the flood water is reduced from the affected areas. The state government has demanded Rs 2,000 crore for immediate assistance.

PM Modi arrived in the state on Saturday night. He went to Kochi this morning and reviewed the condition of the flood with Chief Minister Vijayan and other officials. The prime minister assured the state government to provide relief material including grains, medicines as per the request. Insurance companies have been told to issue compensation to the affected families and the beneficiaries under social security scheme by evaluating the damage from time to time. In addition to this, instructions have also been issued for quick disposal of claims of Agricultural Crop Insurance Scheme. The Prime Minister instructed the Indian National Highway Authority to fix the main highway damaged by flood and give priority to it. At the same time, the Central Public Sector Undertakings like NTPC and PGCIL have asked all possible help to restore power supply to the state government.

The Prime Minister praised the efforts of the state government to deal with the challenges of this terrible flood. According to the current weather report, heavy rains have been reported along with winds of 60 kmph in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathamnathitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam districts. According to information received from the Control Room of State Disaster Management, since August 8, 194 people have been killed so far and 36 are missing. The state is facing the most horrific floods in the last 100 years. Here 80 dams have been opened and all the rivers are like floods.
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