New Delhi : As massive floods cripple several districts of Kerala, Chief Ministers of various states extended financial aid to the southern state.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced a relief of Rs. 20 crores. "The Maharashtra Government has also remained in constant touch with the Kerala Government for their requirements and necessary support, since Friday," read a statement released by Fadnavis' office.
Around 11 ton of dry food has also been arranged, out of which, six tons would be despatched soonest. Fadnavis also appealed to everyone to come forward and contribute in all possible ways to help the citizens of Kerala.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced an aid of Rs 5 crores for the flood- battered state, while Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani ordered the release of Rs. 10 crores from his relief fund.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to release an aid of Rs. 15 crore from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of the state and announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those critically injured.
Kerala has been facing the worst flooding in a century. The calamity has also grabbed global attention. Even the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took note of the issue and formed a committee to provide relief to the affected people.The death toll, ever since the monsoon season began this year, has crossed 300.