“Goa Stands With Kerala”; flood-hit Kerala Receives Rs. 5 Crores

Flood-hit Kerala, yet again, receives a helping hand from her neighbour Goa, among the many others.

Goa has decided to contribute Rs.5 crores to Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in an attempt to help the people of the nation.

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar sanctioned the fund for relief operations and rebuilding of damaged infrastructure due to the massive flooding in the southern state.

Parrikar has also urged all state government employees to voluntarily contribute a day’s salary for the flood relief work in Kerala. “Goa stands in solidarity with Kerala,” Parrikar said.

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Meanwhile, 16 Goa Congress MLA has decided to give up their 1-month salary for the rescue and relief work.

Indian Navy personnel in Goa have also pledged to contribute a day’s salary towards the Kerala relief fund, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area Rear Admiral Philipose Pynumootil said. Around 3,500 naval officers and sailors are based in Goa.

The All India Malayalee Association’s (AIMA) Goa unit has also collected relief material which has been transported by naval trucks to Karwar and from there to Kerala.

Flood-hit Kerala has lost nearly 357 of its citizens and around one million people have taken shelter in the relief camps set up by the administration. The state has also incurred a loss of Rs 19,512 crore due to the deluge, according to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.


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