Heaviest flood continued in Kerala, PM Modi announces compensation for relief; dead 324


NEW DELHI: Nowadays, people of Kerala are facing many problems due to heaviest flood effective. The flood in Kerala took place due to heavy rain in which around 324 people were killed While, more than 80,000 people have stranded in flood-hit districts which were rescued earlier in the day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Kerala state on August 18 (Friday) in order to exact knowingness of the flood situation. After arriving PM Modi in the state, CM Vijayan, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons were received him at Thiruvananthapuram. PM Modi announces compensation at Rs 500 crore for Kerala relief today.

A part from this, several states like Delhi government , N Chandrababu Naidu-led Andhra Pradesh government and other states have also donated differently as a compensation for Kerala relief.

The ministry provided 1300 life jackets, 571 lifebuoys, 1000 raincoats, 1300 gumboots, 1200 ready-to-eat meal, 1500 food packets, 25 motorised boats and 9 non-motorised boats.
The Indian Army deployed 10 flood relief columns and 10 Engineer Task Forces for rescue mission in several flood-hit districts.

The Cochin international airport, the seventh busiest in the country, has been shut from August 14 following the heavy downpour. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asked domestic airlines to operate additional flights to Kerala and cap fares.

Out of 71 arrivals and 74 departures of scheduled domestic airlines to/from Cochin, 23 flights arriving and 24 flights departing have been rescheduled. Domestic Airlines have been requested to cap maximum fare around Rs 10,000 on longer routes and around Rs 8000 on shorter routes from Kerala.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked party cadre in flood-hit Kerala to mobilise resources for assisting the people of the state.

Civil Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said that all the authorities including Secretary civil aviation, DGCA, Airports Authority Of India have asked to address the concerns of passengers and offer all possible help to Kerala.