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Aug 25, 2018 04:49 PM IST | Source:

Kerala floods LIVE: 31% flood-hit houses cleaned; 23 lakh electricity connections restored

Over one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, even as rains that killed 387 people, have finally abated

  • Aug 25, 04:55 PM (IST)
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    Requirements listed by CMO Kerala:

    Social Welfare Department has an urgent requirement of approximately 5000 pieces of wheelchairs, crutches and hearing aids each to support its efforts across Kerala. 

    Kudumbasree needs over 40,000 volunteers, 20,000 pairs of Gumboots and 22,000 pairs of Gloves for its efforts in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur and Wayanad districts.

  • Aug 25, 02:35 PM (IST)

    LLatest government data has shown that the death toll in Kerala floods has touched 265 since August 8 while 36 people are still missing, even as the state prepares to mount a massive rehabilitation process for the displaced, PTI has reported. 

    TThe hilly district of Idukki has been hit the hardest with 51 deaths and 10 still missing, followed by Thrissur which has reported 43 deaths, Ernakulam (38), Alapuzha (34) and Malappuram (30). 

  • Aug 25, 02:31 PM (IST)
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  • Aug 25, 01:47 PM (IST)

    Updates on restoration works: 1,31,683 houses have been cleaned, which amounts to 31 percent of the total flood-hit houses. Electricity has been restored for 23.36 lakh connections of the total 25.6 lakh disrupted. Out of the 16158 transformers affected, 14,314 are now functioning, tweets CMO Kerala.

  • Aug 25, 01:13 PM (IST)
  • Aug 25, 01:13 PM (IST)

    Indian Air Force contributes Rs 20 crore to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) for Kerala floods. Air Marshal B. Suresh, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Air Command handed over the cheque to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. 

  • Aug 25, 12:42 PM (IST)
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    Emirates to fly 175 tonnes of relief material for flood-ravaged Kerala
    UAE's national carrier Emirates has said it will fly over 175 tonnes of relief material to Kerala, which is facing the deadliest deluge in nearly 100 years. Unprecedented floods due to incessant rain have created havoc in the state causing immeasurable misery and devastation. As per the official records, since August 8, over 231 people have died and more than 10 lakh have been displaced. 

  • Aug 25, 11:05 AM (IST)

    Prakash Karat criticises Centre for refusing UAE flood assistance to Kerala

    Senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat today criticized the central government's decision to refuse flood relief assistance to Kerala from United Arab Emirates (UAE) as "uncalled for" and not the "correct policy". Karat and CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri were on a two-day visit to Tripura since yesterday to attend the Left party's state committee meeting here. This is the first visit of the two top CPI(M) leaders to Tripura after the party lost power to the BJP in March election, ending their 25 years of rule in row.

  • Aug 25, 10:32 AM (IST)
  • Aug 25, 10:30 AM (IST)

    Gates Foundation to send $6,00,000 aid for relief ops in Kerala

    An amount of $6,00,000 will be sent to UNICEF to strengthen relief and rehabilitation efforts in Kerala which witnessed its worst deluge in nearly a century, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has said. The emergency grant aims to bolster government efforts and initiatives by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the enormous task of assisting displaced, flood-affected people and helping them rebuild their lives, the foundation said in a statement. UNICEF, along with NGOs, is currently working in tandem with district administrations to spearhead relief efforts.

  • Aug 25, 10:28 AM (IST)

    Kerala floods: Union Health Min approves grant of over 18 crore 

    The Union Health Ministry has approved a grant of over Rs 18 crore under the National Health Mission (NHM) for disbursing to village health, sanitation and nutrition committees in flood-ravaged Kerala. The ministry had earlier said it is extending all support to the relief measures in the flood-battered state, where 3,757 medical relief camps have been set up.

  • Aug 25, 10:25 AM (IST)
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  • Aug 24, 08:43 PM (IST)

    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Rs10,000 will be transferred to the bank accounts of people who will leave relief camps and also to the people who have already left. (ANI)

  • Aug 24, 08:04 PM (IST)

    SC orders to maintain water level at 139 ft at Mullaperiyar dam

    As a blame-game erupted between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the devastating floods, the Supreme Court today directed the panel on the Mullaperiyar Dam to ensure that the water level at the reservoir is maintained at 139.99 feet till August 31.

    The Mullaperiyar Dam, built in 1895 on Periyar River in Idukki District of Kerala, came under the spotlight with the Kerala government accusing Tamil Nadu, which maintains the reservoir, of sudden release of water leading to unprecedented deluge in the state. (PTI)

  • Aug 24, 05:53 PM (IST)

  • Aug 24, 05:29 PM (IST)

    Railway recruitment test for Kerala candidates to be held on Sept 4

    The railways' computer-based exams which were postponed in Kerala in the wake of the devastating floods have been rescheduled for September 4, a senior official said today.

    Around 30,000 candidates who had been unable to appear in the exam will now be able to do so, the railways has said.

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  • Aug 24, 04:08 PM (IST)

    TN rejects Kerala contention that Mullaperiyar dam water release caused floods

    The Tamil Nadu government today rejected Kerala's contention that sudden water released by Tamil Nadu from the Mullaperiyar dam was one of the reasons for the deluge in the neighbouring state.

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said Kerala suffered the deluge due to the discharge of excess water from 80 reservoirs spurred by heavy rains in that state. (PTI)

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