The German government has offered help in the form of grants, loans at low rates of interest and by participating in specific projects to rebuild Kerala which was devastated after the worst ever floods in August, a diplomat said here on Friday.
"The support for infrastructure development will be through the German Development Bank KfW, who will ink an agreement with the Kerala government," the diplomat added.
He said the talks with the Centre took place in Delhi last week when they decided to include Kerala in discussions about 190 different projects that Germany was supporting in various states.
On future projects in Kerala, the German government is also working on a study on floating solar sites at two dams in the state.
"That study is in its last stages and in addition to it, they will be offering their support to the state's solar rooftop programme that is currently being prepared. Our support will come in the form of finances at concessional rates," Ney said.
"The other programme is a Rs 40 crore grant funded project that will be done at selected 43 places which will help reduce vulnerability to climate change of small farmers through watershed development projects."
(With inputs from agencies.)