Coast Guard lifts relief materials from Mangaluru to Kerala

Source: The Hindu | Published on 19th August 2018, 6:43 PM | State News |

Mangaluru: The Karnataka unit of the Indian Coast Guard lifted 1,930 kg. of relief material collected from people of Mangaluru to rain-hit people of Kerala on Saturday.

According to S.S. Dasila, Deputy Inspector General and Commander, Coast Guard, Karnataka, a Coast Guard aircraft lifted 650 kg. of relief materials to Kochi. Another aircraft took 1,280 kg. of materials to Kozhikode in two trips.

The relief materials included medicines, biscuits, drinking water bottles, clothes, ready-to- eat food, blankets and the like.

A Coast Guard ship, Sankalp, would call at New Mangalore Port at 7.30 a.m. on Sunday to take remaining relief materials to Kochi. It would sail out with more than 100 tonnes of materials, he said. “I salute the spirit of people of Mangaluru who have responded to the call of the Coast Guard in just one day. I appreciate the efforts of non-governmental organisations and voluntary organisations,” the Commander said in a communique.

NDDB gesture:

Meanwhile, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has planned to purchase 96,000 litres of ‘Trupti’ brand of milk from Dakshina Kannada Cooperative Milk Union Ltd (DKMUL) at a concessional rate and distribute it among Kerala flood victims. Trupti milk can be consumed without boiling.

Two vehicles with 17,000 litres of milk packets left for Kerala from Mangaluru on Saturday, a release said.

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