Odisha CM announces Rs 5 crore for Kerala flood victims

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the God’s own country, Kerela is witnessing its worst ever flood, prayers and help continue to pour in for flood-hit victims.

Expressing solidarity with those affected by the floods, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced assistance of Rs 5 crore for relief and restoration works in flood-ravaged Kerala.

Patnaik also reportedly spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over telephone and assured to provide relief and assistance to the people of Kerala affected by the flood.

“Chief Minister @Naveen_Odisha announced assistance of five crore rupees for relief and restoration of the damage caused by floods in Kerala and expressed solidarity with those affected by the extreme weather event,” Odisha Chief Minister’s office tweeted.

The number of deaths in rain-related incidents in Kerala increased to 87 today. The Kerala government has issued a red alert across the state.