- The damage caused in Kerala is to the tune of over Rs. 8,000 crore
- 186 deaths and 211 landslides in Kerala this monsoon: government
- Union Minister Rajnath Singh announced relief of Rs. 100 crore for Kerala
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A war of words ensued between state and centre after Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced Rs 100 crore for rain-ravaged Kerala. Taking a jibe at the central government, Kerala's finance minister Thomas Isaac said, "Immediate mitigation and rectification expenditure to the state around 3000 (crore). And the central grant precious 100 (crore)." Union Minister KJ Alphons hit back saying it was a "political" comment. He alleged that the Kerala finance minister hasn't even visited the worst-affected areas in the state
"The impact of the disaster is likely to be felt for a long time. Preliminary assessment indicate that nearly 20,000 houses have been fully damaged and nearly 10,000 km of state PWD roads damaged. The preliminary loss is around Rs. 8316 crore. #KeralaFloods2018," a tweet from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office read.
At least ten districts in Kerala have been severely affected. Shutters to 27 dams have had to be opened across the state, due to water levels inching close to maximum capacity.
The roads have suffered the worst damage, a government official told NDTV. "National Highways, state highways, all are damaged. We are trying to get a special package for the roads," said Idukki District Collector Jeevan Babu.
After an aerial survey yesterday, Union minister Rajnath Singh said, "We are providing all possible assistance to the state. Centre to provide additional 100 crores to Kerala".
Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK has contributed Rs. 1 crore for relief work in Kerala, actor-politician Kamal Haasan and Vijay TV have contributed Rs. 50 lakh.
According to the latest official figures, more than 60,000 people, including women, toddlers and senior citizens, have been lodged in various relief camps across 14 districts.
Overall, 320 relief camps have been set up across the six affected districts -- Thrissur, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Wayand, Kozhikode and Idukki.
Ten columns of Army, a unit of Madras Regiment along with personnel of Navy, Air Force and 14 teams of the National Disaster Relief Force, are engaged in relief and rescue operations in badly-hit districts -- Thrissur, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Wayand, Kozhikode and Idukki.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh to families of the deceased and an equal amount for those who lost their homes. Those who have lost their land and home, will get a compensation of up to Rs. 10 lakh.
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