Declare National Calamity In Kerala: CPI

Hyderabad, Aug.12 (Maxim News): CPI National General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy today urged the Centre to declare as National Calamity the damages caused by unprecedented torrential rains in Kerala and rush all possible relief to the state. He urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate measures and rush the rescue teams and other help to the rain ravaged people of Kerala. As per reports 37 people killed, 31000 people shifted to relief camps and the state is on high alert, the Centre should take urgent steps.

In a letter addressed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the CPI leader said that as per a rough estimate crop worth Rs 342 crores, across 26,824 hectares had been destroyed by rains and the gates of 25 water reservoirs have been opened up to prevent potentially disastrous breaches. The only time that is in 1924, the state, which has 44 rivers, witnessed such worst floods. In the light of such unprecedented devastations there is no second opinion and the Centre has to take a call to declare a National Calamity in Kerala along with immediate rushing of all possible help and sufficient funds to the state and affected people. (Maxim News)

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