Bengaluru: Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs H.N. Ananth Kumar said the Centre was committed to the rehabilitation of Kodagu district and neighbouring Kerala which have been devastated by rain and floods.
He was speaking after dispatching a truck each to Kodagu and Kerala, carrying Jan Aushadi medicines worth Rs 1 crore besides 10,000 Jan Aushadi Suvidha sanitary napkins on behalf of the voluntary organization, Adamya Chetana here on Wednesday. Mr Kumar said the Jan Aushadi medicines carried by the trucks comprise 102 types of generic medicines worth Rs 1 crore which have a market value of Rs 3 crore. Medicines for diabetes, blood pressure, heart ailments and malaria are part of the consignment sent in the trucks. The medicines are of a quality approved by WHO.
The minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the same concern for Kodagu as he had for Kerala and was aware of the loss caused to the rain-hit district.
Discussions have already been held with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. In Kodagu & Kerala, thousands of kilometres of roads have been damaged and houses wrecked in the landslides. The rehabilitation is best left to experts but the immediate concern is saving lives, he said.
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