PM Imran offers India humanitarian assistance for flood-stricken Kerala state

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"In line with the existing policy, the Government is committed to meeting the requirements for relief and rehabilitation through domestic efforts".

It's very likely that the UAE government may transfer its aid money to this committee, which in turn will contribute it to the Prime Minister's or the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, in a way that is acceptable to India. "While seeing I wanted to do service by directly visiting the place but they informed its hard to get Into all places because it's raining heavily and told to wait till it reduces. now that the rain has reduced I thought it would be right if I go through government because they know which areas are more affected thus I have got an appointment with Kerala CM this Saturday (sic)", the choreographer-actor-director said.

"The government of India deeply appreciates offers from several countries, including from foreign governments, to assist in relief and rehabilitation efforts after the tragic floods in Kerala", the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

A number of countries have offered aid to help rebuild a rain-battered Kerala, totalling around Rs 740 crore, but India has politely declined all offers. The government's decision undoubtedly has given rise to a fresh bout of debate on whether India should have refused the money.

Since Wednesday, Twitter has witnessed a concerted attack on Narendra Modi government with people, mainly from the Malayali community, lashing out at the prime minister over the denial of foreign help to the state.

Isaac also cited Chapter 9 of the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) on International Cooperation which "accepts that in time severe calamity voluntary aid given by a foreign government can be accepted".

It was in 2004 that the Manmohan Singh government took a decision to shed "the poor country" tag attached to India. However, if the national government of another country voluntarily offers assistance as a goodwill gesture in solidarity with the disaster victims, the Central Government may accept the offer.

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There was a time when India was badly in need of foreign exchange and therefore, also keen to get any financial assistance that came from outside. We have our reservations on what has been provided by the Centre and we want it to permit the outside world to help Kerala. This foreign aid, adding up to around Rs 740 crore, could certainly go a long way in helping Kerala, and the state is making no bones about it.

"The Modi government apparently takes cover under the word may in the phrase: ". government may accept the offer". For instance, India still lacked advanced equipment such as concrete cutting tools, or specialised bulldozers that good dig deep and remove rubles and heavy pieces of broken building slabs to look for survivors. Rescue operations were carried out at a full force as almost 82,000 people were saved during the first day of the operations.

"There is a lot of capacity in this state but what it lacks is the contextual experience because it has never dealt with a disaster of this magnitude before".

"We are really happy that I and my friends rescued several people". But, the Indian government has chose to refuse any help to deal with the post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation process. In the political sphere, India aims to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

He also said he was humbled by the support for the state from across the world.

India has a record of refusing foreign aid after disasters. "It's natural for countries to help each other during a crisis".

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