Shillong News | SHILLONG, August 22, 2018
Joining the other north-eastern states, the Meghalaya government has decided to donate Rs 1 crore for the flood-affected people in Kerala.
An official stated that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma sought to donate Rs 1 crore to help the southern state, adding that the state government is taking the initiative since there was not much public initiative in this regard.
Meghalaya IAS officers are reported to be taking separate initiatives.
The additional chief secretary in charge revenue and disaster department, P W Ingty, was also said to have contacted his counterpart in Kerala to enquire into the status of Meghalaya citizens living there.
“Till date, we have not come across anyone from Meghalaya being stranded in Kerala,” Ingty said.
The state government has sought a report on Meghalaya students and workers in the flood-ravaged state.
The move comes after the Assam government announced a donation of Rs 3 crore to Kerala while Manipur donated Rs 2 crore on Sunday. Nagaland had earlier also announced a financial package of Rs 1 crore while Mizoram announced a donation of Rs 2 crore on Tuesday.