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Asaduddin Owaisi Donates Rs 10L Each To Flood-hit Kerala, Maharashtra

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The amount donated by Owaisi will be directly transferred to Chief Minister Relief Fund.
  • Incessant rains and floods have, over the last few days, wreaked havoc in the two states and thrown the normal life out of gear.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday announced a donation Rs 10 lakh each to the flood-hit states of Kerala and Maharashtra.

The amount will be directly transferred to Chief Minister Relief Fund.

Incessant rains and floods have, over the last few days, wreaked havoc in the two states and thrown the normal life out of gear.

In the flood-battered Kerala, as many as 91 people have lost their lives, while 59 others remain missing across 14 districts. Meanwhile, in Maharashtra, the death toll due to torrential rains has elevated to 43 as on Sunday. 

The death toll due to Maharashtra floods rose in Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, and Pune, whereas, 6 remain missing. On the other hand, 2.85 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places. Thirty-four teams rescue teams are working in flood-hit Kolhapur, while 36 are helping out in Sangli. Now, the Indian Air Force is dropping food packets in flood-hit pockets of Maharashtra.

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Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday evening that he sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to ensure that Karnataka discharged enough water from Almatti dam so that floodwaters upstream in Western Maharashtra receded quicker. Modi assured him that he would speak to chief ministers of both the states, Pawar told media sources.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis informed that additional 15 teams from Indian Navy from Visakhapatnam are scheduled to reach Kolhapur by afternoon on Saturday to assist in the rescue efforts. In Kolhapur, over 14 teams alone have been summoned in Kolhapur's Shiroli Village.

The Indian Navy has deployed over 26 teams for assisting the rescue and relief operations. 14 teams in Kolhapur and 12 teams in Sangli. The teams are equipped with 26 boats and over 110 navy personnel are present in the flood-hit areas.

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(With agency inputs) 

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