In response to queries regarding media reports on international assistance for flood relief measures, the Official Spokesperson said:
"The Government of India deeply appreciates offers from several countries, including from foreign governments, to assist in relief and rehabilitation efforts after the tragic floods in Kerala.
In line with the existing policy, the Government is committed to meeting the requirements for relief and rehabilitation through domestic efforts. Contributions to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund from NRIs, PIOs and international
entities such as foundations would, however, be welcome."
August 22, 2018