The Centre has launched a massive rescue and relief operation in Kerala. Cabinet Secretary today chaired a high-level meeting on the instructions of the Prime Minister. The Army, Navy, IAF and Coast Guard and NDRF have been asked to mobilise additional manpower, boats and helicopters to scale up the rescue and relief operations.
Food packets and drinking water are also being rushed. According to reports, Chairman Central Water Commission is monitoring the situation at Mullaperiyar dam in view of rising water level and heavy inflow.