West Bengal government will contribute Rs 10 crore to the Kerala chief ministers relief fund in the wake of the recent rainfed floods in the southern state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said Sunday.

Miss Banerjee on Sunday tweeted in her Twitter handle “My heart goes out to the people of Kerala battling #KeralaFloods In this hour of crisis, to stand beside the flood-affected people, we have decided to make a contribution of rupees ten crores to the chief minister’s distress relief fund.”

She further said that the state was willing to extend all form of assistance and support to the Kerala government to deal with the current flood situation there. “We are also ready to extend all other assistance and support that may be needed to tackle the calamity. We pray that our brothers and sisters of Kerala resume normal life soon,” Banerjee added. In the rain-battered Kerala, 194 people have so far lost their lives since 8 August.

Banerjee had on Saturday tweeted “Words alone are not enough. Yet I must tell all my brothers and sisters of Kerala that our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Condolences to all those families who have lost their loved ones. Strength to those who are fighting the #KeralaFloods”

Telangana donates Rs 25 crore: Telangana home minister N Narasimha Reddy on Sunday handed over a cheque for Rs 25 crore to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Thiruvananthapuram towards the state government’s assistance for flood relief activities.

Reddy also announced donation of his one month salary to the Kerala CM relief fund, an official release said here. As per directions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as many as 50 water purifying machines worth Rs 2.50 crore for providing drinking water are also being airlifted to Kerala from Begumpet airport here, it further said.

The chief minister had on Friday announced an assistance of Rs 25 crore to rain-ravaged Kerala.

Telangana deputy chief minister Sri Mohammad Mahmood Ali had also donated one month salary for Kerala floods relief fund.

Rao had earlier appealed to industrialists, prominent persons in the IT sector and others in Telangana to help the rainhit state and said donations, if they are made to the CM’s Relief Fund, would be forwarded to Kerala.

Expressing sorrow over the loss of lives and property in Kerala due to the heavy rains, Rao said he hoped that the coastal state would recover from the calamity at the earliest.

Meanwhile, MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asasuddin Owaisi announced Rs 16 lakh contribution for Kerala flood relief.