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Reportedly the Wayanad MP rahul Gandhi, as promised, has started distributing kits to over 18,000 families affected by the floods. When speaking to reporters his office secretary Byju said that in the next two days, every family in his constituency, who had to face the flood fury and had to move out of their homes, will get a full kit of basic food items, a cleaning kit and dress materials including a blanket.
Byju said "Since Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is spread across several assembly constituencies, the distribution will cover all these places and the first round is expected to be completed in a day or two". Meanwhile the first kit consists of 5 kilogram of rice, sugar, pulses, tea, coffee, oil, and a few other basic provisions which would be good enough for a week, besides essential dresses and undergarments. Apparently "Since some are still in camps, the second kit consists of basic cleaning materials like soaps, washing powder, dettol, and such items, basically meant to clean up the water filled homes.
Byju added "Gandhi
is expected to be back in his constituency after 20th August and will be again
meeting his people, just as he went around the various relief camps in the
three days that he was here, earlier this week”. Accordingly as per figures
provided by the kerala government, Wayanad district has reported 12 deaths with
a few more bodies suspected to be buried under the mud at Puthumala, where a
landslide occurred leaving numerous families losing their homes completely