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Kerala Floods: No relief announced by Goa government yet

While the government of states like Maharashtra, UP, Jharkhand, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Orissa, Assam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and even a small state like Tripura, Arunachal, Manipur and Nagaland have pledged financial assistance to Kerala – an Indian state devastated by the worst floods it has seen in over a century, Goa government has not pledged any financial assistance to the state under crisis.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis offered a Rs 20-crore assistance, while UP’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered Rs 15-crore assistance. Vijay Rupani Chief Minister of Gujarat pledged to donate Rs 10 crore, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has donated Rs 5 crore. Assam has pledged Rs 3 crores while Tripura Rs 1 crore. Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan has pledged Rs 10 crore each. Small North-East states like Arunachal donated Rs 5cr, Manipur Rs 3cr and Nagaland Rs 1 cr.

But the state of Goa has offered zero to Kerala.

While Goa Forward Party (GFP) has come forward in its individual capacity to collect funds from its supporters in Goa to offer in relief operations to Kerala and individual ministers like MGP’s Manohar Azgaonkar and GFP’s Vinod Palyekar have pledged their one-months salary towards the Prime Ministers Kerala Relief fund, the government has on its own not announced any relief measures for Kerala.

GoaChronicle.com has learned that Goa government is currently not taking any decision related to government’s financial-related matters since Parrikar is not in the state due to his illness.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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