Kerala floods: Telangana Govt sends 20 ton milk powder, nutritious food

Hyderabad: In addition to previous help and to provide timely succor to the rain battered Kerala State, Telangana Government today offered to provide timely assistance of milk powder, RO Machines and nutritious food items in adequate quantities. On Friday night the state government had already offered to provide Rs 25 cr financial succor and Rs 2.5 cr worth RO machines to Kearla. On Saturday morning, Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao instructed the officials to send as many as 20 tons of milk powder worth Rs 40 lakhs to the flood hit Kerala. KCR has taken a decision taken in this regard and pressed in the officials to shift 20 tons of milk powder immediately to help the people in coastal state.

It is pertinent to note that the chief minister has also offered Rs 2.5 cr RO machines for Kerala to enable its people get purified waters. Chandrasekhar Rao announced to provide further help to that state. He also exhorted businessmen, industrialists, IT companies and others to come to the rescue of the Kerala, wherein people worst affected due to heavy rains, floods and devastated the God’s own state.

Taking cue from KCR, the officials of Telangana Foods in Nacharam has sent 100 metric tons of nutritious food meant for children in the rain fury areas in Kerala. The officials have shifted nutritious food worth of R 52.50 lakhs through a Defence Aircraft from Begumpet Airport on Saturday at 7.30 am and offer to the Kerala government.

Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said that they sent 20 tons of milk powder worth Rs 40 lakhs. KCR has instructed us to do so and the officials concerned are on the job, he said.

The Centre also extended similar help of Rs 500 cr to Kerala followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aerial visit to battered Kerala state. While Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu offered Rs 10 cr to help people of Kerala, several other states are also generously coming forward with financial assistance

Source: NSS