Kerala is in the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc. The calamity has caused immeasurable misery and devastation. Many lives were lost. Hundreds of homes were totally destroyed and many more were damaged. For the first time in history, 27 dams in the State had to be opened. Never before had the State witnessed a calamity of this scale. In the fight against the flood, we have braved the odds.
Heavy rains and floods have caused large-scale damage in the entire state of Kerala. All the districts and all the 1,654 villages of the state are affected. In the current spell of rains, landslides and floods alone 387 people have been officially reported killed to date.
More than 50,000 houses have been completely destroyed and more than 10.40 lakh people are currently lodged in relief camps. Train, rail, air and road transport have been suspended in major parts of the state. All the rivers in the state are in spate and the shutters of 27 dams have been opened.
People from all over the country and abroad have pitched in to help the state by offering material and also donations to the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF).
Despite coordinated rescue efforts by multiple agencies, people are marooned in various parts of the state. The state government is rendering all possible help to the people. The Centre has promised all possible help. The army, navy, air force and other agencies are also rendering all possible help.
Given this unprecedented situation that the people of Kerala are confronted with, We fervently appeal to people of the entire country to contribute generously to aid the rescue and relief operations.
Now it is our duty to help the affected rebuild their lives. The path to recovery can be long & arduous, but you can make a difference by joining the rebuilding efforts. Contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
You can visit the following link or can use the following account details to donate
A/c Number: 67319948232
A/c Name: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC : SBIN0070028 | SWIFT CODE : SBININBBT08
Account Type: Savings | PAN: AAAGD0584M