Thiruvananthapuram: The government has directed to grant Rs 10,000 to the people who stayed at the flood relief camps in various districts on Tuesday itself.
It has also been decided to convene a meeting of the insurance company representatives under the leadership of chief secretary in order to make the insurance amount of vehicles that were damaged in the flood. The chief minister had held a discussion with the company representatives earlier for this purpose.
The Rs 10,000 will be provided as temporary relief for the people at the camps. It was assessed in the video conference of the collectors that continuous holidays for banks resulted in the delay in crediting the relief fund in people’s accounts.
The flood water is being pumped from waterlogged areas. Water authority will distribute drinking water in places where wells are polluted and drinking water supply was stopped. Water kiosks will be set up in Kuttanadu and Chengannur areas.
All the families who return to their houses will be distributed with food kits. Those who returned earlier will also be supplied with the kits. The collectors have been directed to act after making sure if the facilities for cooking food are available at the households of people who return.
The details of people whose houses have turned unsuitable for living and the total damages that occurred will be collected as early as possible.
When the schools reopen on August 29, an alternate place have to be found for the relief camps. It has to be checked if public halls, auditoriums and vacant houses are available.
Since the threat of epidemic is prevailing, students have to be cautious to avoid health issues. Drinking water supply should be continued in houses until the wells are cleaned up. The procedures to provide the lost certificates will start on September 3.
The chief minister had directed the police to take action against those who raise fund in the name of disaster relief and unleash campaigns against donating to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).
Action will be taken if unfair price is charged for essentials. Chief minister also appreciated the collectors who led the rescue and relief activities.
Presently, about 3,42,699 persons are staying in 1093 relief camps. The camps will continue to function for a few more days.
The works to restore damaged power connections are progressing. 56,000 connections are yet to be restored. Carcasses of about 4 lakh birds, 18,532 small animals and 3766 big animals have been buried till date.