For the farmers of Kerala suffering from the flood, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to the Governor of Reserve Bank of India Shaktikanta Das.
Rahul Gandhi said that after many years, the most devastating floods have occurred in Kerala. I request the Reserve Bank to extend the loan repayment period to farmers by December 2019.
Rahul Gandhi wrote in his letter, because of floods in Kerala, there has been a lot of damage to the crop of farmers. The rains have destroyed the crop of farmers. There has been a sudden increase in the cases of farmers committing suicide in Kerala.
Rahul Gandhi in a letter to the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das: Almost a year back, Kerala witnessed the worst floods in over a century. I request RBI to take measures to extend the moratorium on repayment of loans by farmers to December 2019. pic.twitter.com/dKxiRzfnFH
— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2019
Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had visited Wayanad in Kerala, his constituency.
Rahul Gandhi had assured to provide all kinds of help to the people affected by the floods in his parliamentary constituency.
We Are With You: Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi, while addressing the people at a relief camp in Thiruvampadi on Monday, said, “We are all with you in this hour of crisis. I appeal not only to the Congress workers but also to all to help in reducing your suffering. Make your contribution to reducing it. You don’t have to worry about your future because we will help make your life normal again.”
He also told the people present in the camp he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and sought help for the flood-affected people in Kerala. Rahul Gandhi had said, “Today is Eid and I know that people are troubled but still I wish all of you on this occasion a happy Eid festival. We will help those facing difficulties.”
Kerala has suffered a lot because of the floods caused by the incessant rains. So far over 77 people have died because of floods in the state and over 2 lakh 87 thousand people have to leave their homes and take shelter in over 1654 relief camps. At the most, 18 people have died in Wayanad which is spread over three districts of Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Malappuram.