Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday demanded that the Centre declare the floods in Kerala a national calamity and extend all necessary support until the State overcomes the crisis.
What better way to reach the mass than use social media. Various Facebook groups like ‘Trivandrum Indian’, ‘Where In Trivandrum’ and Eat-At Trivandrum are in the forefront of flood relief activitie
The army ferried oil tankers to Adimaly, whose 40,000 residents were cut off from the rest of the district, after partially opening the Kochi Dhanushkodi NH 85 that connects Adimaly and Kothamangalam
According to the department officers, with potable water sources including wells still contaminated with septic waste and carcass, super chlorination drive will have to be conducted.
Alphons Kannanthanam today turned down the demand of Congress leaders to declare Kerala flood as a "national calamity" and said there was no provision in the Disaster Management Act 2005 to do so.
Indicating that reconstructing Kerala would be a Herculean task, the chief minister said the cost of constructing and reviving activities would come to state's one year plan outlay.
Doctors have arrived from across the state, and from outside, to deal with the huge task at hand. Shortage, however, is of nurses and cleaning staff.
Prabhu said the ministry as such cannot interfere with the fares but it is "doing it" in this time of crisis.
At least 216 people have lost their lives in the floods and landslides triggered by 10 days of torrential rainfall in the state which has displaced over 7.24 lakh people.
The youngster was convinced to head to Jakarta by his resolute mother even though she had lost contact with her father at that point.
Congress Working Committee (CWC) member AK Antony on Monday demanded that the Centre immediately declare the Kerala floods as a national disaster.
People of Kerala have suffered huge losses and many people from West Bengal are also untraceable.
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Though the workload is too high, around 50 convict prisoners of the chapati unit were working round the clock in different shifts to meet the demand, they said.
A spokesman said Indigo airlines also has started a trial run from the old airport on Monday.
The doctors flew to Thiruvananthapuram in two aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
The minister also lauded the local fishermen for making efforts to save the lives of people, who have been reeling under nature's fury from the past couple of weeks.
The Cochin Port Trust had decided to contribute Rs 62 lakh to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund.
A swimmer didn't even know of it until a journalist enquired, a sprinter is worried while a hockey player is just relieved that his family is in a safe zone even though he is heartbroken for his state
About 10,000 people are likely to be rescued by Monday in Kerala where rain-induced floods have claimed over 200 lives in the last 10 days, officials said.