Kerala floods: Centre to give more funds, Rs 600 crore only advance aid

The Centre said that Rs 600 crore released two days ago to flood-hit Kerala was only the advance assistance and additional funds would be released when an inter-ministerial team visits the state again and assesses the damage.

The statement from Home Ministry said, “It is clarified that Rs. 600 crore released by Centre is the advance assistance only. Additional funds would be released from NDRF on assessment of the damages as per laid down procedure.”
On Tuesday, the central government had released Rs. 600 crore to flood-hit Kerala as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Rs. 500 crore) and Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Rs. 100 crore) during their visits to the state.