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Kerala floods: The recovery effort begins

Kerala floods: After 13 days of rain and flooding, the Centre declared the Kerala calamity as 'severe'. The central government has also scaled up the relief and rescue operations.

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Opening doors in support for Kerala, the Centre has declared the floods in the state as a calamity of “severe nature”, paving the way for national assistance in various forms, officials said. The central government has also scaled up the relief and rescue operations. In Pic: People leave rescue shelters to get back to their home and access situation as rain had stopped in Paravur, Cochin. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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CM Pinarayi Vijayan said Kerala had incurred a loss of Rs 19,512 crore so far. As many as 375 persons have died since the onset of monsoon on May 19. Agriculture in 40,000 hectares has been destroyed and 20,000 houses have been destroyed so far. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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The state government has requested for financial assistance up to Rs. 21,000 crore to reconstruct basic infrastructure following the floods which has claimed at least 216 lives since August 8, informed State Finance Minister Thomas Issac. In Pic: A house near Kottayil Kovilakam palace in Paravur, Cochin as flood water receded on Monday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook an aerial visit of the affected regions and announced an immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore for the state. The Rs 500-crore financial assistance announced by the PM is in addition to the Rs 100 crore announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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The Chief Minister said the state would require Rs 13,000 crore to repair 83,000 km of damaged roads of. Of this, 16,000 km is part of major road networks. In Pic: Army carries a boat back into their truck as water level receded at Paravur, Cochin on Monday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Insurance companies expect the claims from people affected by the floods to be upwards of Rs 1,000 crore while banks are likely to come out with loan restructuring packages, industry officials said. In pic: The Army rescues an old man from a house in Paravur, Cochin on Monday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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As flight operations at Cochin International Airport remain suspended, small-sized passenger aircraft began services from the naval base in Kochi. Rail and road traffic has been restored across Kerala, although a few long-distance trains remained suspended. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

READ LIVE UPDATES | Kerala government calls for all-party meeting at 4 pm today