Kerala floods: VP Naidu calls review meeting

New Delhi: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called a review meeting to take stock of the Kerala floods with Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh, and decided to donate a month’s salary for relief measures.

Senior officials of the upper house and Vice President Secretariat I.V. Subba Rao also attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, various other states leaders have announced monetary help for Kerala, which has been reeling under acute flood situation.

The Centre has also launched massive rescue operations in the state, along with Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a relief fund of Rs. 500 crore to the state, in addition to the financial assistance of Rs 100 crore, announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

This flood is being considered as the worst flood in Kerala’s history in 140 years, claiming at least 357 lives.