Last updated on August 22, 2018.
Kerala needs your URGENT HELP! The worst flood disaster in decades.
Dear friends, Please listen, take a couple of minutes and read the following few lines. Kerala is reeling from one of its worst flood disaster in decades.
The latest report says: Due to this flood disaster one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday. The death toll raised to 357 people till yesterday.
Red Alert sounded in 12 of the 14 districts, Hilly districts Wayanad and Idukky have been cut-off from the rest of the state due to landslides on the ghat roads.
Shutters of 33 Dams (of 39 )have been opened, including that of Mullapperiyar, of which the control is wrested with the TN Government.
41 Rivers (out of 44) are overflowing well past the red mark.
Cochin International Airport has been closed till 2 PM, 18 August as the runway has been engulfed.
Your favorite summer destination, the lush green Munnar has been submerged. KSRTC and Railway have canceled many of the bus and train services.
Hundreds of houses and establishments across the state have been submerged already in this flood disaster.
Roads and bridges are either broken or swallowed up by the flood water.
Nearly Ten thousand people were shifted to rehabilitation camps.
Hundreds of people left their hard earned properties and took refuge at safer places with their relatives and friends.
The entire system is fighting back under the efficient leadership of Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala.
Keeping all differences aside, the Congress lead opposition is working in complete harmony with the Government which is a rare expression of the true spirit of democracy and good governance.
We salute all the kind-hearted people who extended their love and support to this good cause.
Vishnu, a migrant worker from Madhya Pradesh making a living by selling blankets in Kerala, walked into a relief camp and handed over all the 50 blankets he had.
We bow our head and salute him for his sacrificial giving.
Film star turned politician Kamal Hassan contributed 25 lakhs to The Chief Minister’s relief fund.
Tamil film actors Karthi and Soorya donated 25 lakhs and Vijay TV also promised an amount of 25 lakhs to CM’s Relief Fund.
Few others from the Malayalam film industry too donated to this cause.
These are only a few names from the list of many who promised a helping hand to Kerala and it’s suffering people through CM’s Relief Fund.
So far, the loss is estimated as 8000 Cr (till yesterday) and the state requested the center to sanction 1220 Cr as an immediate relief.
But sad to note that the center offered only 100 Cr in response to this request.
I hope you can see how the state has been treated by the central Government.
But still expecting more help from the central government to face this worst situation.
But even sad to note is that in such worst situation some vested interests are using this opportunity to spread hate against Kerala and it’s people.
They even discourage people from contributing to the Chief Minister’s relief fund. This is an uncalled for situation and such people should abstain from such propaganda when facing such a bad situation.
Friends, this is the time to join together and act wisely, keeping aside all political and religious difference.
People of Kerala are in urgent need of help.
Please contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.
The calamities we are fighting is manifold.
Apart from the flood, we have to fight the callous attitude of the central Government and abhorrence being spread by few vested interests.
Ignore such voices and move forward to help someone who’s in urgent need.
Please Contribute your mites to the CM’s Relief Fund.
You can Contribute your gifts by using this LINK-CMDRF
All contributions towards Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF ) exempt from Income Tax under section 80(G).
Donations now accepted through UPI mobile app like BHIM, paytm, Tez, Phonepe also.
(VPA : keralacmdrf@sbi) / Scan the QR Code to donate
Payment Through Bank Counter.
Beneficiary Name: Principal Secretary (Fin), Treasurer CMDRF
Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)
Account Number: 67319948232
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
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We will fight back and survive if you are there for us.
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Chief Minister’s Office, Kerala,
Dr.T.M Thomas Isaac
This note (flood disaster) is published on these pages on the public interest.
Please Join hands with the administration of Kerala.
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THE KERALA FLOOD 2018 AND THE AFTERMATH
Though the offer from the Central Government was a meager one (500 Crore), offers are pouring in from different nations. Many nations are offering crores of rupees help for the relief operations. But sad to note that, the center says, there are some technical difficulties to receive these funds.
Though the Prime Minister of India Narender Modi posted a tweet expressing thanks to UAE for the help, the news agencies report that the central government may most likely, politely refuse UAE’s, UN’s and other countries help. Read an in-depth report on this issue by THE HINDU
Malayalam broadcasting channels like Asianet, MediaOne, and few others extended their valuable support to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Some of the neighbouring states like Telangana, Tamilnadu too extended their support to the relief fund.