Rainfall may get intense from Wednesday; won't allow pilgrims to Sabarimala: Minister K Rajan

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Revenue minister K Rajan

Pathanamthitta: Revenue minister K Rajan informed that rainfall will intensify in the state from Wednesday. The India Meteorological Department has also predicted that the state will continue to receive heavy rains from October 20 to 24.

Though Kakki dam is opened, there is no need for panic. Efforts are on to rehabilitate people to safe places, added the minister.

Meanwhile, he asserted that devotees will not be allowed to enter Sabarimala for the rituals on the month of Thulam. He also asked the pilgrims who are camping at Nilakkal to return.

"Only 10 percent of water released last time is being released from Kakki dam. Numerous fake news keeps circulating on social media to trigger panic among the people. Such posts should be avoided," the minister said.

An NDRF team is also deployed at Pathanamthitta for rescue operation. Three boats and airlift are arranged, he added.

Over 2000 people were shifted to 83 relief camps in the district.

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