The season of monsoon makes everyone happy as it brings relief from the hot summer climate, but this time the monsoon season is creating a havoc in The God’s own Country – Kerala. The state is reeling under, the worst floods in 50 years that has paralyzed normal life of millions of people of the state.
The unstoppable rains in Kerala has adversely affected the people of Kerala, depriving them of the basic necessities of life. The floods of catastrophic dimensions ravaged Kerala. Nearly 25 trillion litres of water felled in 11 days continuous downpour on the state of Kerala—an area of 38,800 square kilometres cramped with mountain ranges, third highest population density in the country and 44 rivers with 61 dams—with apocalyptic fury. Never before has a flood devastated the entire state.
Affecting nearly one-sixth of the population of Kerala, the floods that submerged half of its villages and damaged properties worth Rs 19,500 crore. According to official estimates, 373 people have been killed so far, while 32 others remain missing.
Several people have to leave their house and take the shelter in the relief camps. More than 12.5 lakh people have been evacuated to more than 3,941 odd camps according to an official figure. People are unable to get the basic supplies and are living their life without proper food, water and electricity. Let it be rail, road or air, all types of means of transport has been severely affected. Aluva region of Kerala's Ernakulam district has been most severely affected.
Though Indian Navy, Army, Airforce, local people and fishermen are working diligently to rescue people from flood hit areas and sent them to rescue camps, yet it is not quite sufficient as the loss is really tremendous.
“No One has ever become poor by giving”
So, being a human, it becomes our responsibility to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters living in Kerala, to help bring their life back to normal. More than Lakhs people have been affected and thousands of victims are in desperate need of relief supplies. The time demands that we all should come together and help them with by contributing as much as we can.
The Government of Kerala has appealed for financial donations and essential items for thousands of displaced people of the state in order to help re-build their lives.
So, I am hereby sharing the links to do your bit for the flood affected people. You can contribute for them by using any one of the below mentioned procedure.
1)The CM’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF)
2)CMDRF Account details:
Name of the donee: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Funds
Account Number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
Account type: Savings
SWIFT Code: SBININBBT08
All contributions to the fund are 100% tax exempt as well as Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010.
3)In case you plan to send to mail a cheque/DD, you can address it to
The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer,
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
4)Use the Paytm app to directly donate to the Kerala CM’s Relief Fund.
5) Use the Amazon app/website to provide immediate relief to victims by purchasing necessities distributed by 3 NGO partners.
“KERALA NEED YOUR HELP – Lend A Helping Hand To Bring A Positive Difference In Their Lives”.