New Delhi: After the rain stopped in Kerala, people finally got a little respite, but before that the tragedy caused by heavy rains left millions of people homeless and took hundreds of lives. Due to the flood of flood in the province, 7,24,649 people have to take shelter in relief camps. 5,645 relief camps have been set up for the flood victims. The flood tragedy took 370 lives.
On the other hand, Kodaku district of neighboring Karnataka is also badly affected by the flood. About 3,500 people have been evacuated in Kodagu district. The government said on Sunday that continuous rain is interrupting relief work. Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said, “Army, navy and other state and central agencies have saved more than 3,500 people so far.” Hundreds of people are stranded in this flood-hit hill district.
Relief from rain in Kerala The weather department said that the good news is that in the last two days, the intensity of rainfall has decreased in Kerala. It said that there is no heavy rainfall forecast for the next four days in the state.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in the interaction with the media, “Our biggest concern was to save the lives of people, it seems that work has happened in this direction.” Finally, in Kerala, there was a sign of the end of the most destructive phase of the flood, and the water level in many cities and villages declined. The Chief Minister said, “Perhaps this is the biggest tragedy so far, which has caused huge devastation. Will accept help. ” He said that after 1924 there was no such tragedy of flood in the state.
Vijayan said that the last phase of the rescue work is going on. There is a demand for help on many WHATSAP groups, especially for Alappuzha’s help being sought. The Chief Minister said that 22,034 people stranded in flood-hit areas have been rescued.
The death of people since the first flood on May 29 in Kerala is continuing. Since the arrival of the southwest monsoon in the state on May 29, now about 400 people have lost their lives. Due to the rains, more than 80 dams had to be opened, which caused floods, while landslides took place in the rain.
Rescue work continues in the worst affected Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur. The officials withdrew the red alert issued in these three districts. The most affected places where people have been trapped without food or water for the last three days, many areas of Chengalur, Pandalam, Tiruvalla and Pathanamthitta districts are included in Alunaa, Angamali and Paravur in Ernakulam.A group of stranded fishermen coming to help in the rescue work in Alappuzha complained about the lack of coordination among officials. The group said, “We saved many people but now we have no one to help us to return to where we came from our boat. We risked our lives in rescue work but now for our help nobody is here.”
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that aid of Rs 500 crore given to the central government is very little. They said, “The Prime Minister should declare this crisis as a national calamity.” The Kerala Government has estimated a loss of Rs.19,500 crore in total floods.
People are not getting the goods of primary needs. Although the government is constantly trying to reach. The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) in its review meeting instructed that now attention should be on the supply of food items, water, drugs, and on the restoration of electricity, fuel, telecommunications and transport services, because of the reduced flood water in Kerala Used to be. After the NCMC meeting, an official spokesman said that the Food and Public Distribution Department has provided 50 thousand metric tonnes of foodgrains to meet the needs immediately.
The Department of Consumer Affairs has arranged to get 100 metric tonnes of pulses by air and additional lentils will be sent to the train. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has provided 9300 kiloliter kerosene oil to Kerala. 12 thousand kiloliter extra kiln oil will be allocated. LPG Bottling Plant has been opened in Kochi.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will send 60 tonnes of emergency medicines on Monday. While the railway will provide sheets and blankets, Air India has offered to provide relief material free of charge. The central government has decided to pay compensation of Rs two lakh to the relatives of the people killed in the flood and Rs 50 thousand to the injured. The Prime Minister’s Relief Fund will be compensated.