Rs 16.73 crore additional aid for five districts
By Express News Service | Published: 30th July 2013 10:10 AM |
Financial assistance of Rs 16.73 crore has been additionally allotted to the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts to address the problems caused by monsoon.
Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash said that the allocation was in addition to the `64.84 crore allotted to 14 districts in various stages. The additional fund allotment is in view of the demands put forth by District Collectors.The revised memorandum of the state seeking adequate financial assistance from the Centre will be submitted on Thursday itself, Adoor Prakash said. The collection of details of losses is on the final stage, he said. “The severe nature of the monsoon calamities have been presented to the Central team which visited the state recently.
“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been requested to positively consider the state’s long-standing plea to include sea erosion in the list of natural calamities,’’ the Minister said.
Three houses were destroyed and 64 damaged in rain on Monday causing a total loss of Rs 13.44 lakh. However, no deaths due to rain-related incidents or crop loss were reported from anywhere in the state.
According to disaster management officials, around 4,000 people are still housed in 34 relief camps spread across the state.