The department of consumer affairs has dispatched 100 million tonnes (MT) of pulses, while the Ministry of Health has airlifted 52 MT of emergency medicines. Another 20 MT of medicines will reach Kerala by Monday night. A total of 20 MT of bleaching powder and 10 million Chlorine tablets will be dispatched by Tuesday. Another 12 medical teams have also been put on standby. No outbreak of disease has been reported so far, said the Home Ministry.
The Ministry of Power has moved power equipment such as electricity meters, coils, and transformers, etc, to restore the distribution network. Power generation has reached 2,600 Mw and no difficulty is envisaged on this score.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made 77,000 towers, out of the total 85,000 in the state, operational. Out of the 1,407 telephone exchanges, except for 13, all have been made functional. DoT has operationalised a helpline, with the number being 1948, to help trace missing persons.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has made 12,000 kilolitres of Kerosene available. Adequate arrangements have been made for the distribution of LPG cylinders. Adequate aviation fuel has also been made available, said the ministry.
Cattle fodder of around 450 MT and two lots of veterinary medicines have also been dispatched to the state.
The Indian Railways has offered to supply the required quantity of water and transport relief material free of cost. Further, adequate quantities of milk and milk powder have been made available by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.