Kejriwal offers Rs. 15 crore aid for Telangana flood relief

Hyderabad: In wake of heavy rains and flash floods in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced financial assistance of Rs.15 crore for the relief and rehabilitation works.

Kejriwal said that the Delhi state would stand by Telangana in this hour of natural calamity. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao also thanked Kejriwal over the phone, for the generous help.

Kejriwal’s financial aid comes a day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami provided assistance of Rs.10 crore on Sunday towards relief efforts. The Telangana government, on the other hand, offered immediate flood relief of Rs.10,000 each to all the affected families, especially to those living in the low-lying areas which still are inundated with floodwater. Relief and rehabilitation operations are underway.

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As many as 70 people have died in rain-related incidents during the past one week in the state, Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao said on Monday.

The minister said Hyderabad received the second-highest recorded rainfall after 1908, which forced the state government to relocate about 37,000 people from low-lying areas to relief camps.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department on Monday predicted more rains in the next 48 hours.

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