The Cabinet has decided to increase the ration provided to the flood affected people.
Cooked food was provided to them through the District and Divisional Secretaries initially while measures were taken to increase the dry ration provided to all affected people. Weekly dry rations worth 500 rupees will be provided for a family of two or less members while a family of three to four members will be provided dry rations worth 750 rupees.
Meanwhile a family having five or more members will be provided dry rations worth more than 1000 rupees weekly. The President has directed the Disaster Management Ministry to issue a circular on the increase in dry rations and permission granted to people of the affected areas to participate in the renovation work.