Wayanad, Aug 13 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday expressed optimism that people will join hands with the government machinery to address and overcome the present day crisis in view of floods and landslides due to torrential rains in the state. Addressing the victims of landslide-hit Poothumala at their relief camp in Meppadi Higher Secondary School near here, Mr Vijayan assured that the Government would be with the affected people, extend support to them in the way of providing financial assistance.
The rescue and relief operations was the need of the hour. The rehabilitation and compensating for losses will follow, the Chief Minister said, adding many had lost their close relatives and properties. The Government is committed to overcome all the difficulties together with the support of people, Mr Vijayan said. Later, the Chief Minister attended an assessment-cum-review meeting at the Collectorate conference hall.
Revenue Minister E Chandrasekaran, Transport Minister A K Saseendran, Wayanad MLA C K Sareendran and Chief Secretary Tom Jose were among those who accompanied the Chief Minister to the relief camp and also participated in the deliberations held at collectorate.UNI