GUWAHATI, Aug 19 - The Assam Government would extend financial aid of Rs 3 crore to Kerala Government in view of the devastating flood in the southern state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced this today.
The Chief Minister also directed the State Revenue and Disaster Management Department to open helpline to extend help to the people of Assam who are trapped in the deluge and to expedite their relief and rescue.
Meanwhile, the Revenue and Disaster Management Department opened two helpline numbers and a control room to help the marooned people from the State. The helpline numbers are 03612237219 and 03612237460. The control room can be accessed through dialling 9401044617.�
The Assam Tribune, on Sunday, reported the lack of any initiative on the part of the Assam Government to bail out the people from Assam living in Kerala. As per the Kerala Government, nearly 60,000 guest workers from Assam are currently working in Kerala.