Though water receded from the upper reaches of the Manimala and Pampa river basins in the Upper Kuttanad region, many places remain inundated for the fourth day on Thursday.

Water Resources Minister Mathew T. Thomas, accompanied by District Collector P.B. Noohu and other officials, visited the affected areas and the relief camps.

The plight of the people in the flood-hit villages of Peringara, Niranom, Kadapra and Nedumpram continued for the fourth day.

Mr. Thomas said the government had ensured provision of food and medical care at all relief camps in the district. He said the village officer concerned should ensure prompt supply of food articles and extension of health care to the needy at all relief camps in their jurisdiction.

The Collector said revenue teams headed by village officers had been monitoring the food supply and health-care facility at all camps. Mr. Noohu said 7,267 people belonging to 1,954 families had been shifted to 96 flood relief camps opened in different parts of the district as on Thursday afternoon.

Death toll

According to him, six flood-related deaths have been reported from the district, so far and two persons have gone missing.

A majority of the flood relief camps have been functioning in Thiruvalla taluk. As many as 6,500 people have been camping in 85 relief camps opened in the taluk, he said. A total of 111 persons have been staying in two relief camps opened in Adoor taluk and 460 persons in seven relief camps opened in Kozhencherry taluk.

The administration has opened two camps to accommodate 12 flood-hit people in Mallappally taluk.

The Collector said the financial aid to the people camping at various relief camps would be credited to their bank accounts and the beneficiaries should provide their bank account number and Aadhar number to the village officer concerned.

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