The Jammu & Kashmir government on Sunday announced Rs 2 crore financial assistance for the flood hit Kerala.

Announcing this, Governor NN Vohra conveyed to Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, the sorrow and sincere sympathy of the people and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir over the tragic loss of hundreds of innocent lives and the enormous damage to public and private properties on account of the worst flood crisis which Kerala has faced in the past several decades.

Vohra has also announced that suitable arrangements are being urgently put in place for the public of Jammu and Kashmir to contribute to the Kerala Flood Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, a renowned economist and founder member of PDP, Haseeb Drabu, announced contribution of his monthly earnings towards the Kerala flood relief fund. He said that the obligatory charity on the coming Eid will also be diverted to the relief fund.

In an appeal to “fellow Kashmiris”, Drabu pointed out that on the last Eid Rs.455 crores were withdrawn from J&K Bank ATMs in the valley. This Eid withdraw only half and send the other half to Kerala Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, a report from Chandigarh said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur pitched in to help the flood-hit Kerala and announced to provide relief of Rs five crore to the state.