Saturday 20 Jul, 2019

Free ration will be provided; Bali Tharppanam will not be interrupted

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Kochi: Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan said that free ration would be provided to all eligible families in the flood affected areas. The minister arrived in Aluva to attend the review meeting of disaster management activities. Even though the water level in Periyar rose, the rituals o be held in Mnanppuram in Sivarathri would not be interrupted. The restriction is for only drowning in the river tomorrow as Karkkadaka Vavu Bali. The water level in Periyar was raised following the opening of shutters of Idukki and Idamalayar Dams. The Devaswom Board asked the KSEB and the Water Resources Department to ensure that the water level in Periyar had not been raised to this time. But they can not remain the shutters closed to due to the heavy rain.

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