TRC gives Rs 5 Cr relief to flood victims of Bihar, Orissa

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Jamshedpur, Oct 15 (UNI) Tata Relief Committee (TRC) supported by Tata Steel and other Tata Companies of Jamshedpur have provided relief worth more than Rs five crore in the flood affected areas of Bihar and Orissa.

A communique of the committee released here this evening said it has not only provided temporary shelters and homes to the homeless, but was also helping the two state governments in the rehabilitation and reconstruction process.

The committee assisted the Bihar Government in the rehabilitation work by constructing 50 semi-permanent relief shelters in the flood affected areas.

TRC has been working in Orissa with the district administration in the five affected districts of Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Jajpur.

It provided immediate temporary shelter to the victims by distributing 30,000 tarpaulin sheets amongst the affected families.

The fund for the reconstruction work undertaken by TRC in the flood affected areas of Bihar and Orissa have been collected by Tata Steel and numerous other associations, local bodies and individuals from across the country.

Tata Steel employees have donated one-day's salary amounting to more than Rs. 2.2 crores for relief fund and Tata Steel Ltd. has made a matching donation of the same amount.

In addition to this, rs 24 lakhs has been collected from local bodies, individuals and organisations from Jamshedpur and across the country.

The other Tata Group companies came forward to donate more than Rs 37 lakhs.

The total relief fund collected by Tata Relief Committee was more than Rs 5 crores.

UNI RAJ KK DB2005

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