Centre has put all its machineries to intensify the relief and rescue mission for Kerala flood affected people with PMO constantly monitoring the developments in the flood ravaged state. Over 400 people were killed in flood and rain related incidents in one of the worst natural calamities experienced by Kerala recent times.
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) met for the fifth time in five days at New Delhi on Tuesday to review the rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas in Kerala.
The department of Consumer Affairs has dispatched 100 MT of pulses on Tuesday. The Ministry of Health has airlifted 52 MT of emergency medicines. Another 20 MT of medicines will reach Kerala by Tuesday night. 20 MT of bleaching powder and one crore Chlorine tablets will be dispatched by Wednesday. 12 medical teams have also been put on standby. No outbreak of disease has been reported so far.
The Ministry of Power has moved power equipment like electricity meters, coils, transformers etc. to restore the distribution network. Power generation has reached 2600 MW and no difficulty is envisaged on this score.
The department of Telecom has made operational 77000 towers out of total 85000 towers in the State. Out of 1407 telephone exchanges, except 13 all are made functional. DoT has operationalised a helpline with number 1948 to help trace missing persons.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has made available 12000 KL of Kerosene. Adequate arrangements have been made for distribution of LPG cylinders. Adequate aviation fuel is also made available.
With regard to cattle fodder, 450 MT has been dispatched. Two lots of veterinary medicines have also been dispatched.
Railways have offered to supply required amounts of water and also transport relief material free of cost. Adequate quantities of milk and milk power have been made available by Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.