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How to help flood-hit people of Kerala

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    Kochi, Aug 18: The flood situation in Kerala continues to be grim. The death toll has crossed 300 even as rescue operations are on in full swing.

    How to help flood-hit people of Kerala

    The government and NGOs are doing everything they can to help the people of the state. You could do your bit as well to help those affected by the incessant rains.

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    How to help the flood-hit people of Kerala:

    Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan has urged the people to contribute towards the relief fund.

    He released a statement asking for help and gave details for contributing to the CM's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).

    Name of Donee: CMDRF

    Account number : 67319948232

    Bank: State Bank of India

    Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram

    IFSC: SBIN0070028

    PAN detail: AAAGD0584M

    SWIFT CODE: SBININBBT08

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    In a Facebook post the collector of Kannur, in a Facebook post, asked people to donate:

    • Cooking utensils and Dining utensils like plates, tumblers etc
    • Basic household furniture (chairs , tables etc)
    • Containers for storing rice and other food items at home
    • Footwear
    • Mugs, buckets

    You can send these items to:

    • Control Room, Collectorate, Kannur - 670002, Phone no. 9446682300, 04972700645

    Collector Idukki has also asked for contributions:

    • People can send items at District Collector Idukki, Idukki Collectorate, Painavu P O, Kuyilimala, Idukki, PIN - 685603.

    Website:

    The Kerala chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with the support of IT Mission has launched a website for effective collaboration and communication between various government departments, voluntary organisations and public.

    Also Read | Passports damaged in Kerala floods to be replaced free of cost

    With Keralarescue.in, people can make request for help.

    • They can give location and details of the specific requirement.
    • There is also an option to mention or understand district-specific needs.
    • It will have options to identify collection points and point of contacts.
    • Individuals can register as volunteer through this site.
    • There is option to contribute fund directly to chief minister's disaster relief fund.

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