"In addition to the financial support, Centre has made available large quantities of emergency food, water, medicines and other essential supplies, including additional allocation of food grains, as requested by the state," it said.
The ministry said normal rules and procedures were set aside in view of emergency nature of the requirement in Kerala while supplying these materials.
It further mentioned the measures announced from different schemes such as ex-gratia payments from Prime Minister's National Relief Funds (PMNRF); building of damaged houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY); additional 5.5 crore person days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS); national agencies such as NHAI, NTPC and PGCIL to assist the state in repairing national highways and restoring power.
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary, monitored and coordinated rescue and relief operations by holding daily meetings from Aug 16-21.
The ministry said over 60,000 human lives were saved in the rescue operations that were carried out using 40 helicopters, 31 aircraft, 182 teams, 18 Medical Teams of Defence forces, 58 teams of NDRF, 7 companies of central armed police forces (CAPF) and over 500 boats.
"The search and rescue operations and mobilisation of resources alone would cost the Centre hundreds of crore of rupees," it said.
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