Kerala Floods: State announces financial aid of ₹20 crore; Mumbaikars carry out collection drives

Kerala Government has declared red alert in 14 districts and has urged the central government to help them out with funds and evacuation process

Kerala Floods: State announces financial aid of ₹20 crore; Mumbaikars carry out collection drives

Kerala is witnessing its worst flood in 100 years and almost 324 people have lost their lives in this natural calamity. People are living without food and water, stuck on their terrace waiting for help. On social media, many video clips are making rounds highlighting the intensity of the situation. However, the evacuation operations are being carried out since August 9.

With almost two lakh people being displaced and disruption in power and water supply, Kerala Government has announced red alert in almost 14 districts. Also, the transportation facilities have come to a halt in the flood-hit areas. As per the media reports, the situation is likely to get worse.

After attending Vajpayee’s last rites, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas and announced ₹500 crore for the state. However, due to the floods, Kerala had suffered a loss of around ₹8,000 crore and had requested for an financial assistance of ₹1,220 crore from the centre.

From Prime Minister National Relief Fund (PMNRF), Modi has announced ex-gratia to kins of the deceased and 50,000 rs for people who have been injured in the floods. However, the union government has not yet declared this calamity as a National Disaster.

Amid the ongoing tragedy, Maharashtra government on Saturday has announced financial assistance of ₹20 crore to Kerala flood relief fund. This decision come after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had a meeting with the State Disaster Management cell.

Along with the government, several NGOs and people across the country are monetarily contributing and volunteering to gather supplies for the people stuck in Kerala. In Mumbai, Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI-CREDAI) has also pitched in ₹1.5 crore for the relief fund. MCHI-CREDAI spokesperson informed that they will help with 10 tonnes of foodgrains which will be provided to the victims through army’s special aircraft.

The commoners are also conducting a collection drive all across Mumbai. Here are some details where you can contribute for the victims stuck in Kerala’s floods. You can contact these collection centres if you wish to help out.

Also, there are other ways to donate your money online too.

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