Tamil Nadu government today dispatched one lakh litres of ‘Amma’ brand of bottled drinking water to flood-hit Kerala.
Flagging off 11 lorries carrying the water bottles, Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani said the government continues to help the people of the neighbouring state.
A total of 42 types of relief materials, including rice, grains, medicines and essentials worth Rs. 4 crore has also been sent, he said. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has already announced Rs. 10-crore financial assistance for that state, he said.
Besides, a non-governmental organisation has donated a water-purifying machine worth Rs. 5 lakh, which is also part of the relief materials sent today, he said.
CPI has also sent relief materials worth Rs. 10 lakh collected by party, its leader M Arumugham said. The materials would be distributed directly to the affected people, he said, adding that a sum of Rs. 3 lakh from the party would be handed over to the Thrissur district party headquarters for carrying out relief work.