Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced Rs 500 crore as immediate aid for Kerala, in addition to the 100 crore announced earlier. The PM has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured, from Prime Minister's National Relief Funds (PMNRF).
According to reports, the aerial survey was cancelled on Saturday morning due to bad weather. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister K J Alphons and other officials on Saturday morning. Till now, 42 Navy, 16 Army, 28 Coast Guard and 39 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams were engaged in rescue operations. Another 14 NDRF teams are expected to reach shortly.