After a fortnight-long effort, during the course of which it prepared 2.25 lakh relief kits for the flood-hit, the district administration wrapped up its centralised collection centres for relief materials on Wednesday evening.

This marked the end of the first phase of post-disaster relief operations, with the distribution of relief materials now being confined to taluks. The relief kits comprised essential items like rice, cereals, sugar and other provisions, and vegetables were prepared with the help of volunteers. Around 1,500 volunteers helped with the sorting of materials received from across the country and packing them into kits at various collection centres. This was in addition to the participation of government employees under the guidance of the District Collector.

The district almost matched the total number of relief kits prepared in the rest of the State. The four collection centres at Thrikkakara Community Hall, collectorate, KBPS, and Kalamassery functioned round-the-clock in two shifts. However, the shifts often went beyond the designated time and ran till the completion of tasks at hand.

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