Goa contributes ₹5 crore for Kerala flood relief

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first_imgThe Goa government on Thursday sanctioned ₹5 crore as its contribution towards Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund for Kerala flood relief works, a statement issued by the Goa Chief Minister’s Office said. This apart, all employees of the State government as well as autonomous bodies funded by the state exchequer, are expected to voluntarily contribute their one-day salary towards flood relief efforts, the CMO statement said. “Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sanctioned ₹5 crore as Goa government’s contribution towards Kerala CM’s relief fund for Kerala flood relief operations,” the official statement released here said. “Goa stands in solidarity with the people of Kerala,” the statement added. The announcement comes a day after Chief Minister Parrikar returns from the U.S., where he spent more than a week for treatment.last_img

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