More than 400 of our citizens have lost their lives to the Kerala Floods. The state has been devastated and has suffered losses to the tune of Rs 20,000 Crores. More than a million people are in relief camps as water, sand and slush has filled homes. The Kerala Government is looking for a special package of Rs 2,600 Crores from the Centre to rebuild the State.
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 600 Crores for the flood affected regions of Kerala. The Telengana Government has given Rs 25 Crores to the people of Kerala for flood relief. The Governments of Punjab and Haryana have given Rs 10 Crore each. The Government of Goa has given Rs 5 Crores. Government and educational institutes in Karnataka are contributing a lot of money towards Kerala flood relief. Karnataka schools will donate RTE reimbursement to Kerala and Kodagu flood victims. The Supreme Court judges have contributed Rs 25,000 each to the Kerala Flood Relief Fund. Many countries have offered aid to the State of Kerala.
As you focus on the floods in Kerala, don’t forget the people of Kodagu in Karnataka. Landslides have swallowed entire villages in Kodagu. Around 16 people have lost their lives.
All the citizens of India are with the State of Kerala and Kodagu in their time of need and want to make contributions. Want to make a donation for flood relief in Kerala and Kodagu? Here’s how you can help the victims of the Kerala and Kodagu floods.
IndianMoney.com is India's largest free financial education company and is promoted by Suvision Holdings Pvt Ltd. IndianMoney.com has launched a helpline for the people of Kerala and Kodagu as part of the flood relief campaign. The 24 x 7 helpline provides assistance to callers for free information in three languages — Malayalam, Kannada and English, on a toll free number Ph: 080-49611112. Flood survivors can dial this number to seek guidance from experts on matters like claiming insurance against damage, lost documents, and valuables.
Want to make a contribution to the people of Kerala who have lost everything to the floods? Donate online for Kerala relief fund. Just contribute to the CM Relief Fund for Kerala Flood Relief and Rehabilitation.
Just navigate to the Online Donation Form where you have to select Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Mobile Banking and Wallets. You fill in the Name, Email ID, Mobile Number and Donation Amount in INR to make a contribution.
You can send a cheque addressed to:
The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer,
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
You can donate online at:
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram.
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donee: CMDRF
MobiKwik offers services as a digital wallet and mobile phone based payment systems. MobiKwik has special platforms running on social media to encourage citizens to donate towards flood relief in Kerala.
MobiKwik will contribute Rs 5 for every donation you make through its app to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
All you need to do is download the MobiKwik app from Google Play store. You then link the bank account to create your own UPI ID. This could be @ikwik UPI ID. You can transfer money to the UPI ID: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]
You can use the digital wallet Paytm to make contributions towards Kerala flood relief. The Government of Kerala will give you a 100% tax exemption under Section 80G(2) on all contributions made towards flood relief.
To make a donation to Kerala and Kodagu flood victims:
You then enter and add your name. (This is optional). Choose the amount you want to donate. Paytm has collected Rs 30 Crores from over 12 Lakh users. Paytm has waived off transaction fees on donations made through its platform.
Donate to Kerala and Kodagu flood victims with Paytm in 2 minutes.
You can make a donation in kind through Amazon India. You can donate products to NGOs who will direct relief to Kerala flood victims. You can donate utensils, toothpastes, soaps, towels, sanitary napkins and food products to Kerala flood victims.
You must be familiar with Truecaller which has transformed today’s phonebook making it more intelligent and useful. You can send money to Kerala flood victims to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund through UPI or a netbanking transfer.
Let’s take a quick glance at how brands are contributing to Kerala flood relief. The e-commerce giant Amazon has a partnership with Humanity, World Vision India and Goonj. The aim of this partnership is to supply essentials and make sure your donations in kind reach Kerala flood victims. Make donations via e-commerce.
Flipkart: Flipkart through its association with Goonj is reaching out to over 30,000 families affected by floods. Flipkart has raised more than Rs 50 Lakhs and is supplying mats, dry rations, utensils and other essentials.
Airtel: Airtel is providing open WiFi through VSAT at 5 major relief stations in Kerala. Airtel is offering free charging booths at Airtel flagship centers of Thrissur, Calicut, Malappuram, Kannur, Kottayam, Trivandrum and Ernakulam.
Vodafone: All Vodafone customers, employees, partners and vendors are contributing to Kerala flood relief. Vodafone is auto-crediting 1 GB of mobile data absolutely free of cost to all Vodafone prepaid smartphone users in Kerala.
BSNL: If you have friends and family in Kerala and want to know if they are safe, just dial 1948 and find out their last activity. BSNL will send an SMS to locate the BSNL user.
Google Maps: Google Maps through its map service is helping flood victims find shelters and helping homes. You can find information on the nearest shelter, medicines, clothes, jeep rescue, ambulance and power stations. This is everything you need in a crisis.
ITC: ITC the Cigarette and FMCG major in India has sent lakhs of food items to victims of the Kerala Floods.
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Startups and Companies have come together to do their bit for the Kerala flood victims. Relief groups and local collection centers are playing their part for Kerala flood relief. Let’s take a look at some of them and aid rendered to the victims of the Kerala Floods.
Zomato: Zomato has joined with Bengaluru-based NGO Akshaya Patra and has launched the feature, “Help Kerala” on the Zomato App. You can donate food from one of the three food packages. You can select meal packages at (a meal costing Rs 90 for 3 people), (a meal costing Rs 180 for 6 people), (a meal costing Rs 300 for 10 people). Zomato will deliver this food through boats and vans.
Big Basket: Big Basket has a tie up with Goonj and you can donate to Kerala flood victims through the Bundle available on the Big Basket app.
Uber: Uber Kochi offers free transportation service to citizens who want to donate products to the nearest relief camp. All you must do is choose “flood relief” on the Uber app and an Uber driver will pick up products and things you wish to donate and deliver them to the nearest relief camp.
Google Tez: Use can use the Google mobile payment service popularly known as Google Tez to make a donation to Kerala flood victims.
Simpl: Use can use Simpl to make a donation to CMDRF. Simpl transfers donations you and other citizens make to the CMDRF. The transfer happens at 2PM.
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