Telangana to dispatch 500 tonnes rice to Kerala

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asked state government officials to dispatch 500 tonnes of rice to rain-ravaged Kerala.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has thanked Rao for contributing Rs 25 crore financial assistance and officials of the state have also expressed gratitude to their Telangana counterparts for the help, an official release said.

In addition to the financial assistance, the Telangana government has also sent water purifying machines and packets of a nutritious food for children in the rain-hit state, it said.

“The officials of Kerala requested to help for the supply of rice and the Chief Minister responded immediately,” it said.

Rao has asked senior officials to dispatch 500 tonnes of rice and the latter immediately made arrangements for it, the release added.