Rajnath Singh along with tourism minister KJ Alphons will understanke an aerial survey of the flood hit areas of Kerala.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit flood hit Kerala on Sunday
news Kerala Floods Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 09:19

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with tourism minister KJ Alphons will undertake an aerial survey of the flood hit parts of Kerala on Sunday.

A statement from the home ministry reportedly said that the Home Minister will be accompanied by senior officials from the ministry. Together they along with CM Pinarayi Vijayan and the chief secretary will evaluate the rescue and relief operations undertaken in the state. 

In a telephonic conversation, the Home Minister had offered all help that was possible to CM Pinarayi Vijayan for the flood relief operations in Kerala.

According to reports, around 14 NDRF teams consisting of 404 rescuers and 31 boats were deployed in different parts of Kochi, Thrissur, Alapuzha, Wayanad, Idukki and Kozhikode.

Besides this columns of Army, Navy, helicopters of the Indian Airforce and Coast Guard were deployed to undertake relief and rescue operations.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala, Chief Secretary Tom Jose and Kerala police chief Loknath Behera undertook an aerial survey of Idukki and other flood hit parts of Kerala.

The state witnessed massive flooding due to unprecedented rains and the opening of dams in different parts of Kerala as a result of the reservoirs filling up fast. The Idukki and Idamalayar dam shutters were opened this week resulting in rise in water levels along the banks of the Periyar in Idukki, Aluva and other parts of the state. 

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