Prime Narendra Modi declared an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for Kerala in the wake of holding a high-level state meeting with state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and different authorities on Saturday. After the meeting, the Prime Minister led an aeronautical survey of the flooded region. Prior he needed to cancel the overview as his chopper was gotten back to minutes after it took off in the midst of heavy rain falls.
PM Modi Aerial Survey of Flooded Kochi: Offers Rs 500 Cr Aid
Heavy rains have battered God’s own country since August 8, leaving more than 200 people dead in avalanches and surges in what is the most exceedingly bad catastrophic event to hit the state in a century. Out of the aggregate losses, 150 are said to have lost their lives over the most recent two days.
“If help won’t reach people will die of starvation,” said Chenganur MLA Saji Cherian.
On Saturday, bodies were seen coasting in flood waters – three in Pathanamthitta and four in Idukki. An estimated four lakh people are presently in relief camps, the official said. A big relief and protect task including the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, NDRF and volunteers keep on being in progress. IAF protect groups are also giving help materials to stranded people. In any case, regardless of their earnest efforts, marooned people complained that they needed to make due without food or drinking water for a long time.
“The magnitude of the disaster is really great. We are finding it difficult to manage such a volume of affected people,” a relief official said in Kochi on Friday.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan named the circumstance as “extremely genuine”. Vijayan said that albeit two lakh people have been moved to upwards of 1,568 alleviation camps, many are yet stranded. Air, railroad and street services stayed disturbed in many zones for more than five days, and marooned individuals overflowed government and media workplaces with desperate phone calls. New avalanches were additionally detailed from Wayanad and Kannur regions.
“We are trying our best to rescue marooned people. Saving lives is our main concern now. Rescue operations are being taken up on a war footing with choppers and boats,” Vijayan said,