President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind

President expresses satisfaction over Kerala relief work

ANI | Updated: Aug 19, 2018 14:48 IST

New Delhi (India), Aug 19 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed contentment over the fact that Union and state governments have come together to work cohesively for the relief and rescue operations in flood-ravaged Kerala.
The President also spoke to the Governor and Chief Minister of Kerala and acknowledged the grit and resilience of the state's people in coming together during these difficult times. He also assured support of the entire nation towards Kerala's people.
Kovind also praised relief agencies such as NDRF and public officials at state and Central levels for their response and commitment
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts in Kerala, along with Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan, and announced a financial assistance of Rs. 500 crore along with an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those critically injured.
The state of Kerala has witnessed the worse flooding in a century. The death toll has reached 357, the Chief Minister has confirmed that the state has incurred a loss of Rs. 19,512 crores due to the deluge and rainfall.
Several state governments have also come forward to stand beside Kerala, while the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials in Andhra Pradesh also donated a day's salary to support the victims. (ANI)

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