Union minister K J Alphons said Saturday that he has collected Rs 32.13 lakh form the Indian diaspora in China towards Kerala flood relief.
In a tweet, he said that he will hand over the money to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. ALSO READ | BJP collects data on temples, Hindu priests in poll-bound MP
"Collected Rs 32.13 lakhs from Indians in Shanghai, China, for flood victims in Kerala. Cheques will be delivered to CM on return from China," he tweeted.
The minister thanked the Indian diaspora in China and the Consulate General of India in that country for the humanitarian gesture.
Alphons is on a visit to China. He conducted road shows in Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai to promote tourism. ALSO READ | Arvind Kejriwal announces doorstep delivery of govt services