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Ram Vilas Paswan expresses solidarity with the people of Kerala and offers his condolences to the bereaved families

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New Delhi , 21 Aug 2018

The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan briefed media regarding the relief measures for the flood  affected State of Kerala. Shri Paswan expressed solidarity with the people of Kerala and offered his condolences to the families of those bereaved.  The Union Minister also hailed the efforts of the Armed forces who have been working day and night to save lives and provide relief material to those  affected while risking their own lives. Shri Paswan said that while the flood water levels are receding, this is a crucial period as the risk of spread of  water borne diseases increases. He also assured that Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will provide as  much help as possible to Kerala.Talking about the relief measures, Shri Paswan said that the Chief Minister of Kerala has demanded 1 lakh 18  thousand tonnes of food grain from the Food Department. Under the National Food Security Scheme, Kerala is already being supplied 1 lakh 18  thousand tonnes of food grains per month which will continue. In addition to this, the Central Government has taken an immediate decision to help the  flood victims of Kerala by allocating 89 thousand 540 tonnes of food grains (at a rate of 5 kilograms per person) for families left out of the National  Food Security Act. With this decision, the arrangement of grains for the entire population of the state of Kerala will be possible. 100 tons of pulses  have already been sent to kerala through a special aircraft. In addition, 80 tons of pulses will be sent per day.

 

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