The southern-most Indian state of Kerala has been reeling through tough times after being hit by massive rainfall and floods in past week and 37 people have lost their lives while more than 60,000 have become homeless. In the tough times, help from across India is pouring and here’s how anyone can help the people affected by Kerala flood.
As per latest reports from Kerala, more than 60,000 people have become homeless in 14 district are affected by unprecedented rainfall and flood in Kerala. While the Kerala flood is disrupting the lives of thousands of people – leaders and organisations from all over India are stepping up with help. Earlier on Saturday, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working President MK Stalin announced a fund of Rs 1 crore o the Kerala government, on behalf of his party and expressed his condolences to the families affected by Kerala flood. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami had also declared a fund of Rs 5 crore to support their neighbouring state in tough times.
Saving their lives was our priority. Now it is our duty to help them rebuild it. Contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. #KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief pic.twitter.com/eNHjyENt8d
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 11, 2018
Following the worsening situations in Kerala, Union Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kerala flood affected areas on Sunday and looking at the circumstances in the state, he announced a flood relief worth Rs 100 crore. Singh also appealed all political parties, organisations, NGOs and people of India to help the distressed Kerala. Kerala CM, Pinarayi Vijayan, who visited the flooded areas on Saturday, had issued a written appeal asking the people of the state as well as NRIs and Indians to contribute to the relief funds initiated by the state government.
While all the organisations are doing their best to help Kerala in this critical hour, you can also do your bit by donating money and other daily-use items under the CM’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). As per the statement of CM Vijayan, anyone can send money by cheque/DD or internet banking; one can send essential items like utensils, basic furniture, food, containers, footwear, mugs, buckets, etc. to the control room of Collector’s office in Kannur as well as Idukki. District collectors of Wayanad and Ernakulam have also appealed people to donate money and other essential items to help the victims of Kerala flood.