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State Govt announces Rs 1 cr for Kerala flood relief


Dimapur, August 18: Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on behalf of the Government of Nagaland has announced Rs 1 crore relief for flood hit Kerala, which has been reeling under unprecedented rainfall claiming 324 lives so far.
Kerala has been worst-hit by the floods this year with at least 3,10,000 people displaced who are taking shelter in more than 2,000 relief camps.
The Chief Minister also appealed to the people of Nagaland, NGOs, civil societies, Churches etc to extend assistance by contributing towards the relief fund and also pray to the Almighty for the people of Kerala who are undergoing one of the worst natural calamities to have hit the State in a century.
The rains have not only brought floods but also triggered landslides in the State, bringing Kerala to an abrupt halt. All means of transportation have been affected by the torrential rains and people are experiencing extreme hardship besides many losing their lives.
Meanwhile Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya has donated Rs 2 lakhs towards the Kerala Chief Minister’s relief fund in aid of the people affected due to unprecedented flood and subsequent havoc caused by turgid rivers and rushing waters in Kerala since the beginning of August.
The Governor also appealed to the people of Nagaland, organisations and NGOs to donate generously to support and help people in the state of Kerala who have been badly affected due to the recent flood.
Donation towards the Chief Minister’s relief fund can be made directly through Account Number 37319948232, Bank – State Bank of India, Branch – City Branch Thiruvananthapuram, IFS Code – SBIN0070028, and Name of Donee: CMDRF. (Page News Service)