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Kerala Floods: India not accepting overseas aid for relief, says Thailand

The United Arab Emirates, home to hundreds of thousands of Keralites, had earlier offered Rs 700 crore as flood relief for Kerala.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 22, 2018 16:44 IST ]

Thailand Ambassador to India Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi

Thailand's Ambassador to India Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi on Wednesday said that India is refusing to accept overseas donations for flood relief in Kerala.

"Informally informed with regret that the Government of India is not accepting overseas donations for Kerala flood relief. Our hearts are with you, the people of Bharat," Chutintorn tweeted on Tuesday.

The United Arab Emirates, home to hundreds of thousands of Keralites, had earlier offered Rs 700 crore as flood relief for Kerala.

 
The Maldives and Qatar also reportedly offered donations for the flood-ravaged state.

(With IANS inputs)

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