Kerala flood: Odisha govt seeks help for 130 stranded labourers


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged Kerala government to make arrangements for providing necessary support to about 130 labourers from the state who have been stranded in flood-hit Ernakulam district.

In a letter, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi requested PH Kurian, Additional Chief Secretary, Disaster Management, Kerala, to make necessary arrangements for food, drinking water and other supports to the Odia labourers.

According to sources, 60 workers from Puri, 30 from Cuttack and 40 from Phulbani, were working at a company in Ernakulam. They have taken shelter in a house at Odapally after being affected by the flood.

The victims sent a video requesting the Odisha government to make arrangements for their safe rescue.

Notably, the Odisha government has extended an assistance of Rs five crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for relief and restoration works in the flood-hit areas of Kerala.

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