The queen of the southern states, Kerala has been trapped under the peril deluge
Since 8th of August. The public life is brutally immobilized. 12.47 lakhs of people have lost the roof over their head, approximately 400 people have lost their lives.14 districts have been perished almost. All the states have stretched their hands to provide aids for relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction of the devastated Kerala due to the worst and most fatal natural calamity of this century.
Not only the states but the UAE or the United Arab Emirates has promised to extend an assistance of Rs. 700 crore for reconstruction effort of the perilous flood effected Road, Air , and Railway tracks.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander Sheikh Mohammad Bin Syed Al Nahyan has communicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he has taken decision to provide assistance to Kerala,When Gulf –based industrialist M.A.Yusuffali called on the Crown Prince.’’ Said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to the reporters in Thiruvananthapuram. And Mr. Vijayan thanked UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Syed Al Nahyan ,the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince ,and Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the generous gesture with great admiration.
But the Central Government has denied to take the aid from UAE Government as it is against the Government’s policy or act.
According to the Union Ministers sayings the central Government had accepted the hard and fast rule that no foreign aid would be accepted since 2004 under the administration of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The rule had been strictly followed during the fatal natural disaster demolished the southern metro city Chennai.Union Government has refused the aid from UAE Government as it is the below their dignity or the Dog in the manger policy.
The Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Vijayan further clarified that the first most country UAE has stepped up to form an emergency committee to provide assistance to the flood-ravaged state, Kerala for reconstruction as the strong bonding tie up between UAE and Kerala since so many years ago. 3 million Indians are residing in UAE , 30% population of the same country as it was estimated.80% are Keralites among them.
So it was amicable fact for both the Governments whether to offer the help by UAE Government or to turn down the foreign help by the Union Government.