Situation in flood-affected Kerala ‘very serious’: Rajnath Singh | India News
The minister was talking to reporters on the airport right here after conducting the aerial survey of Idukki and Ernakulam districts.
“Immediately we carried out an aerial survey of flood affected areas with the Chief Minister and I reached the conclusion that the state of affairs may be very critical in Kerala on account of floods,” Singh mentioned.
“And I wish to guarantee the state authorities that each one kinds of help can be offered by the central authorities to satisfy the challenges of the flood state of affairs,” he added.
Singh was talking within the presence of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, union minister Alphons Kannanthanam, who arrived with him from Delhi, state income minister E Chandrasekharan and senior state authorities officers.
He additionally heard the grievances of people that misplaced their houses and land within the floods.
After a short lull, rain began lashing a number of components of Kerala since Sunday morning, posing issues to the reduction operations undertaken by a number of companies within the flood and landslides hit areas.
Nevertheless, the water degree within the Idukki and Idamalayar reservoirs lowered, bringing some reduction, with the authorities saying there was no want for any panic for individuals residing downstream, officers mentioned.
There have been no contemporary casualties reported since yesterday and the toll within the rain-related incidents for the reason that present monsoon fury from August eight stood at 37, they mentioned.
Greater than 60,000 individuals have been accommodated in reduction camps arrange in several areas, together with in Wayand the place over 14,000 individuals had been sheltered.
Ten columns of Military, a unit of Madras Regiment together with personnel of Navy, Air Drive and the NDRF have been engaged in reduction and rescue operations in badly-hit districts together with Kozhikode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur and Wayanad, Defence sources mentioned.
Mananthavady and Vythiri within the hilly Wayanad district have been completely cut-off, with roads washed away and homes marooned by water.
Water degree within the Idukki dam, the largest arch dam in Asia which was opened after a niche of 26 years, marginally declined to 2399.16 ft at 10 am at this time, after hovering near its most of two,403 toes prior to now few days, officers mentioned.