Telangana gives Rs 25 cr relief fund to Kerala

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday announced immediate financial help of Rs 25 crore for flood-hit Kerala. Rao instructed Chief Secretary S.K.Joshi to send the amount to Kerala immediately.

He also instructed the officials concerned that in view of water getting polluted due to floods, Rs 2.50 crore worth R.O. machines should be dispatched to Kerala. The Chief Minister urged the Telangana people to help in the rescue operations.

The Chief Minister further expressed deep sorrow on the natural calamity that has taken place in Kerala due to which there is loss of life and property.

Besides him, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have also given Rs 10 crore each for the relief works in Kerala.

The Chief Ministers also extended their moral support to the flood victims and wished normalcy be established soon in Kerala.

Kerala has been witnessing incessant rainfall over the last few days, causing unprecedented flooding and landslides in several parts of the state. So far, 324 people have lost their lives in the state due to flood, according to a tweet by the Chief Minister Office (CMO) of Kerala.

The rescue operations have also been stepped up in the state to evacuate people from the flood-affected area. (ANI)