Kohima (Nagaland), Aug 19, 2018:
The Nagaland government will offer Rs.1 crore as relief to flood-hit Kerala which is reeling under unprecedented rainfall for the past few days.
The state has been worst-hit by the floods this year. The deluge has claimed 324 lives so far.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio appealed to people in the state, NGOs, civil societies, churches etc to extend their assistance by contributing towards the relief fund.
“The rains have not only brought floods but also triggered landslides in the state, bringing Kerala to an abrupt halt. All means of transportation have been affected by the torrential rains and people are experiencing extreme hardship besides many losing their lives,” Rio said.
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya also donated Rs 2 lakh towards the Kerala Chief Minister’s relief fund in aid of the affected people. He appealed to people, organisations and NGOs of Nagaland to donate generously to support people in Kerala.