Telangana HM donates Rs 25 crore as relief to rain-hit Kerala

Hyderabad: Telangana Home Minister N Narasimha Reddy handed over a cheque for Rs 25 crore to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Thiruvananthapuram towards the State government’s assistance for flood relief activities.

Reddy also announced donation of his one month salary to the Kerala CM relief fund, an official release said here.

As per directions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as many as 50 water purifying machines worth Rs 2.50 crore for providing drinking water are also being airlifted to Kerala from Begumpet airport here, it further said.

The chief minister had on Friday announced an assistance of Rs 25 crore to rain-ravaged Kerala.

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Sri Mohammad Mahmood Ali had also donated one month salary for Kerala floods relief fund.

Rao had earlier appealed to industrialists, prominent persons in the IT sector and others in Telangana to help the rain-hit State and said donations, if they are made to the CM’s Relief Fund, would be forwarded to Kerala.

Expressing sorrow over the loss of lives and property in Kerala due to the heavy rains, Rao said he hoped that the coastal State would recover from the calamity at the earliest.

Meanwhile, MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asasuddin Owaisi announced Rs 16 lakh contribution for Kerala flood relief. He also said medicines worth Rs 10 lakh would be sent to Kerala.