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Home Minister Rajnath to visit Kerala amid crisis due to rain

Union Home Minister told the media persons that he spoke over the phone with Kerala CM Pinrayi Vijayan while assuring him of all the help to tackle the ongoing situation

In view of the worsening situation in Kerala due to torrential rains, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that he will visit the southern state on August 12.

The Union Home Minister told the media persons that he spoke over the phone with Kerala CM Pinrayi Vijayan while assuring him of all the help to tackle the ongoing situation.

It is also said that the central government is closely monitoring the flood situation.

It need be mentioned that heavy monsoon rains continues to lash various parts of Kerala.

There have been 29 deaths over the last 48 hours.

The South-West monsoon has been vigorous over Kerala, with heavy rains battering the southern state for the last two days.

For the first time in the last 26 years, all five shutters of the Cheruthoni dam–a part of Idukki hydel reservoir system– were opened.

Idukki dam is one of the largest arch dams in Asia. Besides, more than 24 dams across the state have also been opened to drain out excess water.

A total of 12,240 families comprising of 53,501 individuals have been shifted to 439 relief camps across the
state.

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