The government of Kerala has authorised the District Collectors to donate Rs 25,000 to every village official as an advance for setting up essential arrangements before the heavy rains in the state which is projected by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As per the to the government, the state would witness widespread rainfall from Thursday to Saturday.
Previously, due to the heavy rainfall in Kerala, authorities said two shutters at the Idamalayar Dam in Ernakulam district were opened for nearly 50 cm each at 6 am on Tuesday. This incessant rains in Kerala caused the water levels in the state's dams to rise in significant levels.
"District Collectors to release an amount of Rs.25,000/- to each Village Officer as advance for making immediate arrangements for relief camps, providing refreshment to emergency workers, removing fallen trees or such other emergencies," read the order released by the state government.
Till now as per the information, the landslide death toll in the state mounts to 27 caused by the severe rains.
Because of the rising water level, the state's Department of Information and Public Relations has issued a 'blue warning' for the Idamalayar Dam.
The people living near the rivers' banks and in the adjacent districts had been cautioned.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the relief camps must have enough facilities and food, clothing, and sleep must all be provided.