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8/12/2018 Rajnath Singh Announces 100 Crore Relief For Flood-Hit Kerala: 10 Points

Rajnath Singh Announces 100


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Kerala Rains: 37 people died in the state and 8 of its 14
districts have been put on high alert.
Kerala | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Updated: August 12, 2018 18:42 IST

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Eight of the state's 14 districts have been put on high alert
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Army, Navy, Air Force and NDRF involved in rescue operations
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Heavy rain expected to continue till the Independence Day: weather office

Kerala has taken unprecedented step of opening the gates of 25 water reservoirs

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Here are the top 10 updates in this big story:

1. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake an aerial survey of flood-hit areas and review the
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8/12/2018 Rajnath Singh Announces 100 Crore Relief For Flood-Hit Kerala: 10 Points
search, rescue and relief measures. He will be accompanied by Tourism Minister KJ Alphons
and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
2. Ten columns of Army, a unit of Madras Regiment along with personnel of Navy, Air Force and
14 teams of the National Disaster Relief Force, were engaged in relief and rescue operations
in badly-hit districts -- Thrissur, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Wayand, Kozhikode and Idukki
districts.
3. "There was no rain in the catchment areas of major reservoirs today," news agency Reuters
quoted PH Kurian, a top government official as saying. He, however, added that the alert and
preparedness will continue till August 15.
4. There are warnings of floods in low-lying coastal areas and fishermen have been warned not
to venture into the sea.
5. Since last week, the state has taken the unprecedented step of opening the gates of 25 water
reservoirs to prevent potentially disastrous breaches.
6. Nearly 10,000 people have been sent to the state-run relief camps in Thrissur and Ernakulam
districts after five floodgates were opened on the Idukki dam on the Periyar river.
7. Both Thrissur and Ernakulam districts were flooded after nearly 7.50 lakh litres of water per
second was discharged from the dam.
8. Crops over more than a thousand hectares have been damaged in the hilly Wayanand district.
9. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh to families of the
deceased and an equal amount for those who lost their homes. Those who have lost their land
and home, will get a compensation of up to Rs. 10 lakh.
10. The state, which has 44 rivers, witnessed its worst floods in 1924 following torrential rains.

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