New Delhi: The Centre has forwarded a bill of Rs.102 crore to the Kerala government for the use of Indian Air Force aircraft and helicopters for flood relief operations in the state, Rajya Sabha was informed. Heavy rains caused floods in large parts of kerala in August last year, resulting in loss of human lives and property.
“Bills of approximately Rs. 102.6 crores have been forwarded to the Kerala Government for use of IAF aircraft/ helicopters for Kerala Flood relief. The recoveries for providing services of IAF aircraft/ helicopters are effected from the State Government and the Administration of Union Territories,” Defence Ministry Subhash Bhamre said.
The Army and the Navy are also preparing details of expenditure with respect to assistance rendered in wake of the floods in Kerala. The armed forces compile the details of expenditure incurred and forward the same to the state government, he added.
The armed forces were lauded by many, including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, for their efforts during the Kerala flood relief operations.