Kerala Flood; Govt seeks Rs 2,600 Cr Aid From Centre

by Kerala | 22-08-2018 | 1207 views

Kerala sought a Rs 2,600 crore special package from the Centre even as the state struggled to find its feet after the devastating deluge that left at least 357 dead and displaced over 14 lakh people in a fortnight. Centre released Rs 600 crore to Kerala and decided to waive customs duty and GST on the relief materials being imported for the affected people. An all party meeting extended unstinted support for the government's relief and rehabilitation measurers with leaders cutting across party lines assuring that they would all work together to rebuild the state.

Addressing a press conference, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the Kerala government would recommend a special assembly session be held on 30 August to discuss the relief and rehabilitation measures in the aftermath of the floods.

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