In a Facebook post, he also asked people to report such instances to the police.

Kerala CM vows strict action against those discouraging contributions to relief fund
news Kerala Floods Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 08:55

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that strict action will be taken against those trying to discourage others from making contributions to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).

In a Facebook post by the Chief Minister’s Office, Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan said that there have been a lot of contributions to the CMDRF, but at the same time, in many places, there are a lot of cases of illegal fund collections, which must be brought to the notice of the authorities.

“There are certain people who are also spreading the word to not contribute to the relief fund. People should be aware of such information and must report it to the police, who will take strict action,” said Pinarayi Vijayan.

He also went on to praise the various district collectors for their work during the last two weeks when Kerala was hit by one of the worst floods in the century. “The leadership provided by the various district collectors was commendable,” he said, urging the collectors to continue their work till the people are settled in their homes.

The Kerala CM also emphasised that there is still a plenty of work to be done.

“People from the relief camps have started returning to their homes. The kind of challenges they will be facing once they reach their homes will be huge. They are used to seeing their homes with everything in it; but now, when they return, their house must be in a bad condition and some people may not be able to bear it,” the CM added.

The state of Kerala is on the road to recovery from the devastation caused due to heavy rains and flooding, which caused to damage to human lives and properties across the state on a massive scale.

According to Pinarayi Vijayan, as of Monday, the number of relief camps in the state is recorded to be 1,093 and the total number of people living in these camps is 3,42,699.

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