Modi govt sends Rs 102 cr bill to Kerala for using IAF for Flood Relief!
The Rajya Sabha informed that the Centre has sent a bill of Rs 102 crore to Kerala for using Indian Air Force aircraft and helicopters for flood relief operations in the state.
Subhash Bhamre said that the Air Force planes carried out 517 sorties, airlifted 3,787 people and 1,350 tonnes of cargo, while 634 sorties of helicopters, airlifted 584 people and 247-ton goods during the Kerala floods.
He also said that the Army and the Navy are also preparing their bills and details that are spent for assistance during last year floods in Kerala.
In August 2018, many people died and a lot of loss occurred because of the floods caused in different parts of Kerala.
Subhash Bhamre said that the bills were prepared following the proper procedure and ruses. Later, it was forwarded to the state Kerala government after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) agreed for reimbursement.