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Kerala floods: Need electricians, plumbers, carpenters not food, says minister

By Deepika

Kochi, Aug 20: Union minister KJ Alphons on Monday said that Kerala doesn't need clothes and food, it needs electricians, plumbers, and carpenters to put life back into the state.

Union minister KJ Alphons

"There'll be no electricity in homes. Carpentry, plumbing would be gone. We need hundreds of thousands of electricians, plumbers, carpenters to rush to Kerala. We don't need clothes/food.Ppl with technical capabilities are reqd to put life back into Kerala," tweeted ANI quoting Union minister KJ Alphons.

Quoting Union minister KJ Alphons, ANI tweeted, "Today we have close to a million people in relief camps. District collectors are working as coordinators & providing supplies. Central forces are providing amazing service to Kerala. Biggest heroes are fishermen,they came in 600 boats&are rescuing people:"

How to help flood-hit people of Kerala

Earlier in the day, railways restored passenger and express train services in the flood-hit Ernakulam district after "early completion of work in the division".

It is expected that for the next five days there won't be heavy rainfall in Kerala, rainfall will gradually decrease over the state, said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, India Meteorological Department.

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