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Coimbatore

One lakh litre of drinking water despatched to Kerala

Covai Post Network

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Coimbatore : Tamil Nadu government today despatched one lakh litre of ‘Amma’ brand drinking water bottles to Kerala from here.

Flagging off 11 trucks carrying the water bottles, Municipal Administration Minister, S P Velumani said that the government continued to help the people of flood-hit Kerala.

The Chief Minister, Edapadi K Palanisamy has already announced Rs.10 crore financial assistance to that State, he said.

Velumani said that 42 types of relief materials, including rice, grains, medicines and essentials, worth Rs.four crore had already been despatched from the district for the benefit of the people.

Besides an NGO has given a water purifying machine worth Rs.five lakh which is also part of the relief materials sent today, he said.

Meanwhile, the District CPI today sent relief materials worth Rs.10 lakh collected by party to Kerala, former CPI legislator, M Arumugham said.

Stating that the materials will be distributed directly to the affected people in that State, he said that Rs.three lakh from the party will be handed over to the Thrissur district party headquarters, to carry out relief works.

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