kochi: The government on Saturday directed speedy settlement of claims under its life insurance, general insurance and crop insurance schemes in flood-hit Kerala. State-run insurance companies have also set up helplines to help in immediate settlement of claims. Kerala's worst floods in a century have killed 324 people, caused over ₹19,500 crore in damage and left more than 3 lakh homeless.
Most of Kerala is inundated after heavy rains hit the state. Many people were displaced and massive losses to property, crops, vehicular transport and household durable items reported from across the state.