Nation Current Affairs 17 Aug 2018 Here’s Kerala ...

Here’s Kerala floods helpline, emergency contacts, ways to donate for the affected

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : UMANG SHARMA
Published Aug 17, 2018, 5:34 pm IST
Updated Aug 17, 2018, 8:09 pm IST
The government in Kerala has appealed for financial donations and essential items to help the thousands of people who have been displaces.
An elderly woman is rescued in a cooking utensil after her home was flooded in Thrissur, Kerala. (Photo: AP)
 An elderly woman is rescued in a cooking utensil after her home was flooded in Thrissur, Kerala. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: Life for people in Kerala, as they have known it, has seen a sea-change since August 8. The state has been ravaged by incessant rains, claiming 324 lives in the process.

While airways, rail and road traffic service have all halted in the state, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on August 12 undertook an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas, and announced central assistance of Rs 100 crore to the state for relief works.

 

The government in Kerala has appealed for financial donations and essential items to help the thousands of people who have been displaces.

Here's how you can help those unfortunate affected by the Kerala floods:

Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF): The chief minister's office released a letter appealing for help to rebuild the lives of people affected by the floods in Kerala.

 

 

Donations can be made through cheques or demand drafts (DD), or internet banking. Address for cheques: The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 1;

 

To contribute online -

Account number: 67319948232

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram

IFS Code: SBIN0070028

PAN: AAAGD0584M

Name of Donee: CMDRF

 

 

The chief minister's office has also released helpline numbers.

Kasargod: 9446601700

Kannur: 91-944-668-2300

Kozhikode: 91-944-653-8900

Wayanad: 91-807-840-9770

Malappuram: 91-938-346-3212

Malappuram: 91-938-346-4212

Thrissur: 91-944-707-4424

Thrissur: 91-487-236-3424

Palakkad: 91-830-180-3282

Ernakulam: 91-790-220-0400

Ernakulam: 91-790-220-0300

Alappuzha: 91-477-223-8630

Alappuzha: 91-949-500-3630

Alappuzha: 91-949-500-3640

Idukki: 91-906-156-6111

 

Idukki: 91-938-346-3036

Kottayam: 91-944-656-2236

Kottayam: 91-944-656-2236

Pathanamthitta: 91-807-880-8915

Kollam: 91-944-767-7800

Thiruvananthapuram: 91-949-771-1281

 

 

#DoForKerala: Displaced people who have found shelter in relief camps are in need of food (pulses, lentils, milk powder, other food items), sleeping mats, water, toiletries, sanitary napkins, towels, blankets, cooking utensils, basic household furniture, containers, and footwear.

 

Ernakulam has joined hands with Anbodu Kochi, an NGO, and has rolled out an initiative called #DoForKerala and is helping by setting up collection points across the state.

District collectorss too put up posts on social media to donate for the people stranded in the districts.

The Kerala chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with the IT has launched a donation website. Through their website (keralarescue.in), people can appeal for help and provide specific locations and requirements. Individuals can also register as volunteers on the site. Rapid Response India has also released a portal for donations.

 

World Vision India too has dedicated its website for accepting help for those affected by the Kerala floods.

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