Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of flood affected areas of Kerala

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In view of recent heavy rainfall and landslides incidents in Kerala, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by K.J. Alphons, Minister of State for Tourism and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday carried out Aerial survey of the flood and landslides affected areas and reviewed the search, rescue and relief measures taken by the State Government and other Central Government agencies.

Rajnath Singh assured the state government of all help from the Centre to meet the challenges posed by the unprecedented floods.

During the current South-West monsoon season, various parts of the State of Kerala reported to have been affected by heavy rains and landslides killing over 30 people. 14 teams of NDRF consisting of 404 rescuers and 31 boats are already deployed in various parts of flood-hit districts like Thrissur, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Idukki to assist the State administration in the relief and rescue operation as well as distribution of essential relief material and to provide medical support to affected people at the time of emergency. So far, NDRF teams have rescued several people.

Besides the NDRF, adequate columns of Army, Navy and Coast Guard, Helicopters of Indian Air Force, Navy & Coast Guard are deployed in the State for assisting State administration in lifting and dropping of essential commodities.