Distribute flood relief within two weeks; HC tells govt
Kochi: The High Court on Monday gave an ultimatum to the state government asking it to distribute flood relief within two weeks.
The HC was considering petitions alleging that flood relief was not distributed. The legal authority of HC will oversee the procedure. It has been directed to coordinate distribution of flood relief besides providing legal assistance.
The HC also directed the Panchayat and Revenue departments to expedite measures to distribute flood relief. Appeals regarding flood relief must be taken up and solved through permanent Lok Adalats.
The petitioners said that many victims of 2018 are yet to receive flood relief. Several appeals in this regard are pending at various government offices including collectorates, they added.