Following the move by the IAS officers association in Telangana, IPS officers in the state also decided to contribute a day’s salary towards flood relief in Kerala.

Telangana sends 500 tonnes rice 100 tonnes animal feed to Kerala
news Kerala Floods Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 07:38

Responding to a request from Kerala, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to send 500 tonnes of rice to the flood-hit state.

Rao spoke to Finance Minister Eatala Rajender, Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi, Civil Supplies Corporation Commissioner Akun Sabarwal and instructed them to send 500 tonnes of rice worth Rs 1 crore to Kerala.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written to his Telangana counterpart expressing his gratitude for extending Rs 25 crore financial assistance for relief work.

“The overwhelming response from your state and others demonstrate the extent of compassion and care that we show to each other in the hour of crisis and calamity, which makes us all proud of being part of the Indian ethos and spirit,” the letter stated.

Meanwhile, the Telangana government also sent 100 tonnes of animal feed and 1.25 lakh dosages of vaccine for animals in the flood-hit state.

Telangana had earlier also sent to Kerala RO machines for purification of drinking water and nutritious food for children in the flood-affected areas.

Following the move by the IAS officers association in Telangana, IPS officers in the state also decided to contribute a day’s salary towards flood relief in Kerala.

Last week, as a gesture of support, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MPs decided to donate their one-month salary to Kerala, where hundreds have lost their lives and houses.

TRS Secretary-General and Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao told reporters, "The tragedy in Kerala has left the whole country in shock by taking nearly 400 hundred lives. We want to inspire more people to come forward and help the state, and so, all MPs in our parliamentary party have taken this decision.”

Meanwhile, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi also contributed Rs 16 lakh towards Kerala flood relief through the party’s Majlis Charitable Trust.

 

IANS inputs

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