“The government has already issued directives to officers concerned to immediately prepare the list of calamities incurred by each individual,” said Forest Minister K Raju.

Compensation for people affected by rain to be given immediately says Kerala Minister
news Monsoon Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 09:01

With the rains causing serious damage in various parts of Kerala, the state Forest Minister, K Raju, said on Tuesday that compensation for these damages will be given as soon as possible.

He said this after visiting the rain-hit areas and relief camps in Kottayam district.

A report by The New Indian Express (TNIE) quotes him as saying, “The government has decided to provide assistance to people who incurred loss in rain-related havoc at the earliest. The government has already issued directives to officers concerned to immediately prepare the list of calamities incurred by each individual.”

Maximum assistance will be given to the people who are affected because of the rains, the minister added. 

“Those who have lost houses will be given assistance under the Life Mission to rebuild the houses,” he said. 

The minister also said that, “Steps will be taken to conduct the maintenance work of the damaged houses using SC/ST development fund as well.”

K Raju requested the people to continue in relief camps for a couple of days, as the Meteorology department has predicted the rains to continue for a few more days.

With heavy rains continuing to pour in several areas in Kerala, around 13 people are reported to have died since July 9 - the advent of the second phase of the monsoon.

According to Disaster Control Room, 265 relief camps were opened on Tuesday in all districts, except Kasargod, Kannur and Malappuram.

The towns in the central district of Kottayam- Pala, Kumarakom, Ettumanoor, Vaikom have been worst hit by the rain. Buses are not functioning in these places and normal life has been disrupted.

The Disaster Management Authority has again come out with guidelines for the people. Furthermore, they have asked people to avoid traveling to hilly regions from 7 pm to 7 am, considering the possibility of landslides.

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