Vijayan requests Home Minister to expedite release of flood relief funds

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and requested him to expedite the process of giving financial assistance to the state, which faced unprecedented rains leading to floods and massive damage, officials said.

Vijayan briefed Rajnath about the prevailing situation in Kerala and the steps taken by his government to bring back normalcy in the state.

Vijayan has requested the minister to expedite the process of giving financial relief to Kerala for the recent floods, a home ministry official said.

Last week, an inter-ministerial team, headed by a special secretary of the Home Ministry, has visit Kerala for five days to assess the damage caused by the recent devastating floods.

The team visited Kerala after the state government had sent a detailed memorandum seeking Rs 4,700 crore as compensation for the damage occurred due to rains and floods, considered to be worst in a century.