Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought generous contribution from NRI community across the globe in the relief efforts being carried out in the flood affected areas in the State.
"We need enormous help and liberal support from the NRI community across the globe. I appeal members and collaborators of Lokakerala Sabha and Norka Roots to extend your generous support and assistance to bring back our brethren to normalcy and the flood ravaged areas to stability," the Chief Minister said in a facebook post.
"Kerala is experiencing an unprecedented situation due to heavy and continuous downpour and resultant floods and natural calamity. The state mechanism is effectively engaging in the damage control."
"The state is facing an extraordinary crisis due to catastrophic natural calamity that claimed 29 lives in a span of three days. Agricultural loss alone counts to crores of rupees. Hundreds of houses were damaged. Several roads and bridges are to be reconstructed."
"It will take many months to bring back people and the state to normalcy. This is the moment to rise to occasion and to prove our commitment, humanity and compassion to the state and our people," the Chief Minister said. (UNI)