Kerala has battled one of the worst floods in 100 years. People have been stranded, houses have been demolished and hundreds have died. While the situation right now isn’t as bad as it was in the last few days, the problems are far from over. The calamity has left behind a residue of problems. Many people are up to help the people of Kerala.
Apart from the PM Relief fund and Vijayan personally donating Rs 1 lakh to the CMRDF, various ministers of state, officials and other celebrities have also contributed money to provide relief to the flood-ravaged state.
As Kerala battles its worst flood in nearly a century, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state has suffered an estimated loss of around Rs 19,512 crore as per the initial assessment. Admitting that the path to recovery can be long and arduous, the chief minister has urged all to contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Nearly 200 have lost their lives in the fresh onslaught of rain and floods since August 8.
After taking stock of the situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a grant of Rs 500 crore, aside from the Rs 100 crore declared by Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week. Apart from the PM Relief fund and Vijayan personally donating Rs 1 lakh to the CMRDF, various ministers of state, officials, celebrities and people from various walks of life have contributed money to provide relief to the flood-ravaged state.
Here is a list of donations and aids that have been announced for Kerala so far:
1. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had announced Rs 100 crore as immediate relief in assurance to the state due to floods and rains. The Rs 500 crore grant announced by PM Modi earlier today is in addition to the Rs 100 crore.
2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced Rs 10 crore aid to the flood-hit state and also said that one-month salaries of all AAP MLAs and MPs will be given to the state. Congress MPs and MLAs have also followed suit and have pledged to donate one month’s salary. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also announced an aid of Rs 10 crore and similarly, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of additional Rs 5 crore to the earlier sanctioned Rs 5 crore along with 245 fire personnel with boats.
There have been many donations for the Kerala Disaster relief. United Arab Emirates have also provided a hand for the relief. Although, the help offered by UAE has been rejected by Union Government.Click here to read more about it.