Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday appealed to the people of the state to help the flood victims of Kerala. “The entire country is shocked by the terrible floods and devastation in Kerala. In this hour of sadness entire Jharkhand along with the whole country is standing firm with Kerala”, an official release said quoting Das.
Jharkhand government on Saturday had announced Rs 5 crore as assistance to Kerala for support of the flood-affected people there.
“The state government is sending Rs 5 crore from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to Kerala,” Das said while appealing to the people and social welfare organisations to come forward to help the flood victims at the time of this tragedy.
A Malayali association in Jamshedpur has decided to cancel Onam celebrations this year in view of the devastating floods in Kerala.
More than 200 people have died and over 7.24 lakh have been displaced following floods and landslips in Kerala, which has been ravaged by heavy rains in the last one week.