Over 100 people have died and millions more displaced over the past few days as Kerala is experiencing its worst monsoon of the century. The military has pushed in more than 200 boats to expedite relief efforts while four more aircraft and three Coast Guard ships have also been brought in to rescue people marooned in areas cut off by vast stretches of water.
An alarming situation has developed in Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Pathanamthitta, where roads have become completely submerged. Almost all parts of Thrissur and Chalakudy towns are under water. According to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, as many as 13 districts, barring Kasargod, are under red alert.
Popular tourist destinations like Munnar have also been affected dearly as one of India’s most prosperous state is under tremendous attack by nature. Here is how we can all contribute to the help and aid of victims of this natural calamity.
Kerala CM Relief Fund Donation: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called for help to rebuild the lives of people in the state. “At this of point of time, nothing can help as much as money,” Vijayan said.
Contributions can be made directly by going to donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in.
Alternately, you can also mail a cheque/DD to
The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer,
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
If you choose to donate online, account details are as follows:
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donee: CMDRF
For Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and QR codes, they are listed for South Indian Bank, Federal Bank and SBI.
Local collection centres
The Idukki administration has asked for help by sending in items to District Collector Idukki, Idukki Collectorate, Painavu P O, Kuyilimala, Idukki, PIN – 685603.
The Collectorate of Kannur has also raised a similar appeal, along with various other efforts going on across Kerala.
You can also look for collection centres in your respective cities that are supplying goods and raw material to the flood victims.
The chief minister’s office has also released helpline numbers. Share with as many WhatsApp contacts and groups as possible.
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Log on to Keralarescue.in
A joint collaboration of Kerala IT Mission and the IEEE, the project helps provide not just the materials required but also services, like that of a doctor or a plumber or a mechanic. The site was put up on Tuesday morning with the objective of developing a platform to facilitate contributions to provide shelters to those returning homes from relief camps
The same website has also received applications from more than 10,000 volunteers willing to participate in the rescue efforts going on in Kerala. So if you are willing to lend a helping hand, check out keralarescue.in.
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