Kerala Seeking Center’s Help For Drought Relief

Published on: 22 Mar, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Business News, Politics News Kerala

22 march 2013

Kerala Government have asked for center’s help for drought relief by seeking help of Rs.7,888 crore . In a memorandum submitted to a Central team visiting Kerala to assess the drought situation in the State, the government said that loss from damage to agriculture crops alone would come to Rs.5,980 crore.

Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash said the assistance sought by the State included compensation for loss of electricity generation amounting to Rs.1,610 crore. However, this was not covered under the Central norms. Normally, the State may be eligible for only Rs.492 crore under the norms.


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