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By Ramya Ashok Kumar | Aug 20, 2018 10:49 AM
CM Pinarayi Vijayan to grant Rs 3,000 to fishermen part of rescue

It was announced by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that the government will honour the fishermen who helped out with the rescue mission during the floods.


Kerala is facing one of its worst floods in 100 years. Around 357 lives have been lost so far and more than half a million people displaced. Many helicopters are being sent to Kerala by the Indian Army to rescue those stuck in rooftops and on top of trees.


Surprisingly, along with the trained professionals - the Army, Kerala's fishermen were also seen lending a helping hand to recover people. Fishermen took to their boats to save people from flood-affected areas.


Honouring the brave fishermen, CM Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted, "CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced that the Government will honour fishing workers who were part of the rescue mission. All boats will be granted ₹3000 for each day of their work. Government will also bear the repairing costs of boats damaged during the mission. #KeralaFloods(sic)."