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Rescue & relief efforts gather pace in flood hit Kerala

As the weather showed signs of improvement in flood ravaged Kerala, agencies involved in rescue and relief operations intensified their efforts.

Army, navy air force, coast guard and the NDRF as well as other self help groups and locals are doing all they can to help the affected. Nearly 3 and a half lakh people have taken shelter in more than 3000 relief camps.

Commercial flight operations began at Kochi Naval base airstrip on Monday. Meanwhile, the National Crisis Management Committee continues to closely monitor the situation and relief measures are also on in full swing.

The department of Consumer Affairs has dispatched 100 MT of pulses on Monday. The Ministry of Health has airlifted 52 MT of emergency medicines. 12 medical teams have also been put on standby.  No outbreak of disease has been reported so far.

The Ministry of Power has moved power equipment like electricity meters, coils, transformers etc. to restore the distribution network. Power generation has reached 2600 MW. 77000 telecom towers out of total 85000 towers in the State are now operational.

Out of 1407 telephone exchanges, only 13 remain non-functional. Railways have offered to supply required amounts of water and also transport relief material free of cost.

Adequate quantities of milk and milk power have been made available by Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu and LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan both appealed to members of the house to do their bit to contribute towards aiding flood victims.

Meanwhile, the governments of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have both announced a contribution of 3 crore rupees each towards flood relief work.
 
–Ministry of Power  moves power equipment to restore distribution network.

—-Power generation reaches 2600 MW
—-77000 telecom towers out of total 85000 towers in State now operational
— only 13 of 1407 telephone exchanges remain non-functional
—-Railways offer to supply water, transport relief material free of cost
—-milk and milk powder made available by Department of Animal Husbandry and dairying
—department of Consumer Affairs dispatches 100 MT of pulses
—Ministry of Health AIRLIFTS 52 MT of emergency medicines.
—12 medical teams put on standby
—-No outbreak of disease reported so far
 

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