Kerala Lokayukta admits complaint over 'misuse' of Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund; notice issued to Vijayan, state ministers
The bench was constituted after there was a difference of opinion among the Lokayukta and one of the Upa-lokayuktas regarding the jurisdiction of the agency to probe disbursement of assistance from CMDRF
Cyclone Gaja: Kerala govt sanctions Rs 10 crore to Tamil Nadu as emergency aid for post-disaster relief
The Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 10 crore as emergency aid to cyclone Gaja-hit Tamil Nadu. The cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan took the decision in this regard.
Kerala decides to cancel all official celebrations for one year, funds to be diverted to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund
Kerala announced that it won't host any function that involves huge sums of money for a year and would divert the funds earmarked for such events to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.
Kerala CM relief fund gets Rs 1,032cr; after rescue missions, volunteers help crowdfund rebuilding efforts
Replicating the same spirit that spurred a huge volunteer force into action in Kerala during the floods, people from the state are now helping crowdfund the mammoth rebuilding effort via social media
Kerala, After the Flood: Over 59,000 people housed in 305 relief camps; Rs 738 crore deposited in relief fund, says Pinarayi Vijayan
The chief minister also stressed the need to discuss the future course of action pertaining to rehabilitation in the areas which are prone to landslides and floods.
Centre to consider Kerala's demand for higher borrowing limit after flood-hit state submits memorandum on loss, damage
As part of efforts for resource mobilisation, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held discussions with World Bank officials and said their help was necessary to rebuild the state
Kerala finance minister announces special lottery to raise funds towards Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund
Thomas Issac told the media that each lottery ticket would cost Rs 250. The entire proceeds of the lottery will go to the CMDRF for Kerala.
With a view to mitigate the hardships faced by the people of Kerala, the bank has also waived penalty on delayed payment charges for the month of August 2018
Kerala, After The Flood: Govt takes up massive task of cleaning houses, public spaces; electricians, plumbers also deployed
With flood waters receding from most of the places, the Kerala government has taken up the massive task of cleaning houses and public places filled with slush left behind by the massive deluge that claimed 231 lives, besides causing large-scale destruction.
Kerala, After The Flood: Centre's aid less than the cost of one Rafale jet, one-seventh of sum spent on government's VVIP aircraft
In response to Kerala’s request for Rs 2,000 crore for rehabilitation, the Centre has released Rs 600 crore, less than the cost of one Rafale fighter jet (Rs 670 crore), 36 of which India hopes to buy from France
The Facebook post stated that the fund has received Rs 210 crore so far, in addition to the pledge for a financial aid of Rs 160 Crore. It said that the payment received through online portals have crossed Rs 80 crore as of 20 August.
State Bank of India has donated Rs 2 crore for the people affected by floods in Kerala and has waived off the fees for application of passbooks and ATM cards
Kerala floods: Helpline numbers, emergency contact details, and how you can help with donations, supplies, medicines
Kerala has been ravaged by unprecedented floods following torrential rains that also triggered landslides, claiming 97 lives since 8 August besides disrupting air, rail and road traffic in several places.
Kerala's ruling LDF makes a spectacle of itself: Critics allege corruption and cronyism rampant, fear end of communist rule
These are just a few cases of favouritism and financial profligacy being indulged in by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government since it came to power in May 2016 with a promise to weed out corruption from all levels of government.