Kerala has been experiencing its worst downpour in over a century and the devastation that has followed has seen the loss of many lives, unprecedented damage to the state’s infrastructure and immense disruption to normal lives of citizens. Help from across the world in the form of money and resources is pouring in from various
Federal Bank reported that the State Government had opened an account in Palayam Branch in account number 10210100412397, IFSC Code FDRL0001021. The contributions to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund can be made to this account. This will be used for granting immediate relief to families and individuals distressed by calamity, loss of life due to accidents and chronic diseases.
Among major corporate contributions to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, K Chittilappilly Foundation and V Guard Group donated Rs 3 cr while Lulu Group had promised Rs 5 cr. Vodafone India said that it has mobilized their vast network of employees, customers, partners, vendors and supporters for relief work, channelizing their resources and efforts to the best of their ability, to provide help and assistance to the affected people in this hour of need. Employees in most public sector and private sector have donated one day’s salary and festival allowance for the Chief Minister’s Flood Relief.
“Vodafone has initiated several measures to provide assistance to those who are affected by this ongoing crisis in Kerala. To enable our customers in Kerala to remain connected in this hour of dire need, on an immediate basis, Vodafone offers a ‘Talk Time’ credit of up to Rs. 30 to all Vodafone prepaid mobile customers. To activate this Chota credit, Vodafone prepaid customers can SMS ‘CREDIT’ to 144 or dial *130*1#. Additionally, 1 GB of mobile data is being auto credited free of cost to all Vodafone prepaid smart phone users in Kerala.” To ensure that postpaid customers have uninterrupted access to services, Vodafone has given an extension on bill payment dates.