As promised, Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi started distributing relief material through kits to more than 18,000 flood-affected families in his constituency in Kerala.
The first kit, which was delivered yesterday, comprises essential clothes, undergarments and five kilograms of rice, sugar, pulses, tea, coffee, oil and other basic provisions that would be sufficient for a week.
As per a report in IndiaToday, Gandhi’s office secretary Byju told IANS that in the next two days, every family in his constituency, who had to face the flood fury and had to move out of their homes, will get a full kit of basic food items, a cleaning kit and dress materials including a blanket.
As per the same report, Byju said, “Since Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is spread across several assembly constituencies, the distribution will cover all these places and the first round is expected to be completed in a day or two. Since some are still in camps, the second kit consists of basic cleaning materials like soaps, washing powder, dettol, and such items, basically meant to clean up the water filled homes.”
As per the statement by Gandhi’s office in Wayanad, “Toilet and floor cleaning material kit will be provided to families affected by the disaster in the third phase. Mr Gandhi had spent two days, visiting the disaster hit zones of Wayanad and Malappuram districts recently.”
In the third round of distribution, the kit would include blankets and dress materials for people. We expect to finish the entire distribution in a few days from now,” said Ratheesh, office staff of Gandhi in Wayanad.