IndiaAssembly pays tribute to those killed in rains; 39 deaths, says...

Assembly pays tribute to those killed in rains; 39 deaths, says CM


Highlight:

  • The government will not abandon the families affected by the rains
  • There is no substitute for life
  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that there will be no compensation

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in the assembly that 39 people have died so far due to heavy rains, floods and landslides in the state. The chief minister told the assembly that six people were still unaccounted for.

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The state assembly adjourned today to pay homage to those who died in the rains. The conference will be held on Monday the 25th. The assembly session was adjourned till May 25 as MLAs were required to coordinate rain-related relief operations in their constituencies. The Chief Minister reiterated in the House that the government will not give up until it suffers.

The government will not abandon the families affected by the rains. There is no substitute for life. The CM said there would be no compensation.

The CM also clarified in the House that the cause of the heavy rains which led to the disaster was double low pressure. The state has been receiving increased rainfall since October 11. From October 13 to 17, a cyclone formed a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. The Chief Minister also informed the House that there was heavy rainfall in many parts of the state.

The state is likely to receive heavy rains in the coming days due to the influence of east winds. The CM also informed that the water level in the dams is being regulated.

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217 houses were completely destroyed in the rains. The CM said that 1,393 houses were partially damaged and the untimely natural calamities had caused huge damage in the last five years.

Air Force and Navy helicopters are ready for disaster relief operations. 304 camps have been set up across the state. For this, 3,851 families have been relocated. The CM added that there are 11 NDRF teams in the fray.

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