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Thiruvananthapuram: Flood devastation - Kerala seeks Rs 4,700 crore from centre

Daijiworld Media Network - Thiruvananthapuram (SP)

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14: Kerala government has written to the union home ministry, seeking immediate assistance to undertake flood relief operation and pay compensation. It said in the letter that because of floods, 488 persons have died and extensive damages were suffered by 14 districts.

The amount sought as above is meant to pay compensation in case of loss of lives, property loss, and damage to infrastructure and agricultural crops. The state has sought help from the centre as the amount required for relief operation is huge and beyond the capacity of the state.

The centre is expected to depute a team to assess the loss and depending on its report, release funds required to the state. After the said report is scrutinized by the sub-committee of the national executive committee, it is verified by a high level committee headed by the home minister. National Disaster Relief Fund approves additional assistant amount after which the centre releases funds from disaster response fund.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Why the central government make unnecessary issues in complying the required aid to kerala when Kerala deserves this aid to revive the situation.

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Giving relief to Kerala is good think ... but demanding 4700 too much...are they gooing to distribute 1 crore to each family.. what about state government contribution.. ..
    What about so much aids already got from public and other institutions.. other state governments...

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    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Do you think there are only 4700 families affected. What about money to build damaged bridges power lines roads etc. This money is required over a one year period only. Govt of India is collecting around 15 lakh crores revenue per year . Why don t you ask if they re giving even 1000 h per family in India going by same logic.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Good to note that post Modi's aerial survey, Pinnarayi & CPI (M) team politburo has revised Flood devastation damage from 20,000 Crores to 4700 Crores.

    With a more viable ask by Kerala, Now, Modi will swing into action.

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  • pooki, mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Kerala will get babaji ka tullu from chaiwala. However, Mallus will give a fitting reply to cheddi government in the coming Lok Sabha elections, if chaiwala plays around with them.

    The goberment was just making in roads in Kerala and all their efforts will go down the drain if chailwala plays smart with mallus.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    He would have spent that much money for elections rallys ,kerala will get only pienuts.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    The Kerala floods have come as a distraction to the Central Government.

    The Central Government steered by the Gujju-bhai has its full focus on the Rs 150,000 crores Bullet Train for the rich Gujju businessmen.

    There is no time to think about any natural disasters.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    We don't know where all Modi has distributed our Money ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Modiji and Shah both are not having tears nor blood in their heart and eyes. They talk about BJP power in Kerala. That's all. But Keralits are very clever.

    They won't give a single seat to BJP. All are educated and not like UP or Gujarat.

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  • manoj, mlore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    no need of Gulamas vote
    Last time what we have got that is enough

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  • shashank, surathkal

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Do you know how much slaves party got.......................? only 46

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    he thinks somalia doesn't need help. chiwala threw 600 peanuts.

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    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    You will not get single penny from CENTRE because SHAH is there to make politics ! he will try hell bent to win as bjp from KERALA !!

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