PM Modi reviews flood situation in Kerala
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Kerala and expressed his grief and sorrow on the unfortunate deaths and damage caused to lives and property due to floods.
The Prime Minister reviewed the flood situation during a meeting with Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, and officials of the State Government.
After the review, the Prime Minister announced a financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the State. This is in addition to Rs. 100 Cr. announced by the Home Minister on August 12,2018. He also assured the State Government that relief materials including foodgrains, medicines etc would be provided, as requested.
PM also announced ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those seriously injured from PM’s National Relief Funds (PMNRF).