Bhubaneswr:20/8/18: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced additional financial assistance of ₹5 crore for KeralaFloods in addition to ₹5 crore sanctioned earlier. He directed 500 MT of polythene sheets worth ₹8 crore to be sent for Kerala. 245 Fire Service Personnel trained in rescue operations with 65 rescue boats were also sent.
Expressing solidarity with all flood affected people of Kerala, he said that Odisha knows what a natural calamity of this magnitude means to the common man and condoled lives lost in the floods. He directed Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha to remain in touch with Kerala Government and extend all possible help for swift rescue of people from Odisha stranded in the floods. Labour & ESI Department, Government of Odisha officials have been rushed to ensure safety of Odia labourers affected by the floods