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Total rain loss put at Rs 660 crore: CM

Kerala suffered a total loss and damage to property and agriculture crops to the tune of Rs 660 crore in the monsoon fury, State Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2009 22:39 IST

Kerala suffered a total loss and damage to property and agriculture crops to the tune of Rs 660 crore in the monsoon fury, State Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

Agriculture loss alone would come to around Rs 182 crore, he told reporters after cabinet meeting.

Government had sanctioned Rs 25 crore for immediate relief operations, he said, adding this was in addition to Rs 38 crore already spent for relief works.

A total of 101 persons lost their lives in rain related incidents since the monsoon set in the state on May 26, he added.

It was decided to extend assistance to fishermen who lost their equipment and small traders, he said, and added that District Collectors had been asked to assess the damage suffered by them.

A compensation of Rs one lakh would be given to those who lost houses, he said.