The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, visited Kerala to review the situation arising out of floods in the State. He made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to floods in some of the affected areas. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor, the Chief Minister, Shri K.J. Alphons (Union Minister of State) and officials.
“I salute the people of Kerala for their fighting spirit. I compliment the authorities for their efforts in this adverse situation. I would also like to appreciate the wide support and solidarity from people across India towards Kerala during this unprecedented situation” tweets Narendra Modi.
He also expressed his grief and sorrow on the unfortunate deaths and damage caused to lives and property due to floods.
The Prime Minister announced a financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the State.
This is in addition to Rs. 100 Cr. announced by the Home Minister on 12.08.2018. He also assured the State Government that relief materials including foodgrains, medicines etc would be provided, as requested.
Modi also directed Insurance Companies to hold special camps for assessment & timely release of compensation to the affected families/beneficiaries under Social Security Schemes. The directions have also been issued for early clearance of claims under Fasal Bima Yojna to agriculturists.
He also ordered the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to repair main national highways damaged due to floods on priority. The Central Public Sector like NTPC and PGCIL have also been directed to be available to render all possible assistance to the State Government in restoring power lines.
He promised those who lost their kutcha houses in the devastating floods will top the list in the scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin houses o irrespective of their priority in the Permanent Wait List of PMAY-G.
He announced a lot of other measures and help to the people of Kerala.
PM Modi visits Kerala and promises massive helps and measures