Kerala faced the worst flood in recent times: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Kerala faced the worst flood in recent times: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala faced the worst flood in recent times, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today as he took stock of the flood situation in parts of the state following the monsoon fury that has claimed 49 lives this month alone.

Holding a video conference with district collectors and officials of Kollam, Kottayam and Alappuzha, he directed them to ensure availability of drinking water in Kuttanad, one of the badly-hit regions where the Navy today joined the relief operations.

According to an official release here, Pinarayi said the government was able to provide relief to affected people in a better way, taking steps to reach necessary relief materials to people staying in camps and in their marooned houses.

He also sought the co-operation and support of the society in tackling the flood situation, saying the whole state should come forward in taking up sanitation work once the water recedes to prevent outbreak of diseases.Steps would be taken to ensure supply of cooking gas cylinders in the flood affected areas, Pinarayi said adding the Chief Secretary had been instructed to take necessary action in this regard.