Centre to scale up relief measures in Kerala

A high level committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary met on Thursday and decided to scale up relief and rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala by involving the three defence services and other agencies. The Central government has been providing full support to Kerala and has launched massive relief and rescue operations in the State, the spokesperson said. The Cabinet Secretary also directed that relief material, including supply of drinking water, dry food packets and powdered milk, should be made available to Kerala, the spokesperson said. As of now, 18 teams of the NDRF, 9 columns and 8 teams of the Engineering Task Force of the Army, 22 teams of the Coast Guard, 24 diving teams of the Navy along with helicopters, aircraft, boats, equipment, life buoys and life jackets have been dispatched to Kerala for rescue operations as well as evacuation of stranded people. Medical assistance is being provided by the NDRF, the Army, the Navy and at special medical camps.

Source ; https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/centre-to-scale-up-relief-measures-in-kerala/article24711087.ece

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