Chief Minister K Palaniswami made the request as he discussed the situation with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Cyclone Ockhi: 150 Tamil Nadu And Kerala Fishermen Safe In Lakshadweep
Almost 9,000 people have sought shelter in relief camps.
In Lakshadweep, 31 relief camps have been opened in the 10 inhabited islands.More news: Pakistan expresses concern over Trump plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Coconut trees have been uprooted at various places and houses damaged in eastern Kalpeni and Minicoy, sources said, adding the extent of the damage was being assessed.
According to a joint bulletin issued by IMD and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) released yesterday, the severe cyclonic storm, centered over Lakshadweep, is likely to further intensify in the next 12 hours. "Irrespective of that the Navy and Air Force are searching for the fishermen 24 x 7". The ship had earlier found another body, a defence spokesperson said.More news: Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance
"The chief minister requested (Singh) that the Coast Guard and Navy should continue assisting the state government in swiftly rescuing the fishermen who have not returned so far, and that helicopters of Coast Guard and Navy should be deployed for this goal", the release said.
The state chief minister met some injured fishermen, who were rescued from the choppy waters, at the medical college hospital in Thiruvanathapuram and enquired about their well- being.More news: Lawmaker in Pennsylvania calls colleague gay after he touched his arm
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