Kerala suffers Rs 141-crore damage due to summer rain

The Kerala government on Friday informed a central team that the state has suffered damage worth about Rs 141 crore due to summer rain this year. The team was here to assess rain-related damage.

The team led by Union Home Ministry Joint Secretary Shailesh met Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash and Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan.

State officials presented the Central team details of the extensive damage caused by rainthis year along with a comparative analysis of the amount of rainfall from previous years. The damage caused in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Wayanad districts was highlighted in the presentation.

The officials are expected to update statistics with freshly reported damage and submit a detailed report to the Centre in a week. The officials will also visit rain-ravaged spots in Wayanad and Alappuzha over the next couple of days.

According to a state government report submitted on May 8, Kerala had suffered damages of Rs 141.65 crore in due to summer rain this year. Thiruvananthapuram district is the worst-hit with an estimated damage of Rs 52.38 crore. Ernakulam (Rs 13.08 crore), Alappuzha (Rs 11.65 crore) and Thrissur (Rs 10.33 crore) also suffered severe damage in the rain.

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