6 Ways You Can Contribute To Kerala & Help The State Recover From The Floods

6 Ways You Can Contribute To Kerala & Help The State Recover From The Floods

God's own country, Kerala faced the worst floods the state has seen in almost a century. However, in the midst of all the turmoil, humanity triumphed and people helped each other in these times of need. Religion, caste, community and all other dividing factors took a backseat and we stood together in the face of a calamity.

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Through all this, help kept pouring in from everywhere, from the citizens of the country as well as our neighbours. In just a fortnight, the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund has received Rs 713.92 crores. This is actually more than the Rs 600 crores Kerala received from the centre.

So all of you who donated, this is a big thank you!

As many as four lakh people contributed to this sum and every rupee has made a difference. Out of the total money, Rs 132.62 crores was deposited through banks and UPIs while online contributions like Paytm accounted for Rs 43 crore. A total of Rs 518.24 crore has been deposited at the CMDRF's account with State Bank of India.

As of Monday, a total of 3,42,699 displaced people are still living in 1093 camps. Another herculean task ahead of the government will be to rehabilitate all those affected from the floods.

According to NDTV, a ray of hope has been that the Cochin international airport is all set to resume working after being non-functional for half the month.


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However, the state still has the huge task of rebuilding the infrastructure ahead of it. Almost the entire state was submerged, so the damage to public and private property has been immense. They still need help and you can still donate funds and make a difference in someone else’s life. Here’s how you can do it:

1. MobiKwik

MobiKwik has pledged to contribute Rs 5 for every donation made through its app to the CMDRF. For donations, download the MobiKwik app from the Play store. Link your bank account and create your own @ikwik UPI ID. One can transfer money to UPI ID: 1000010033@mairtel, keralacmdrf@sbi and keralacmdrf@sib.

2. Paytm

This entire process takes not more than two mins. You can download the app and on the homepage itself will be a 'donate to Kerala floods' option, click that, and you can directly transfer from your bank account.

3. Milaap

You can donate with the crowdfunding website here.

4. Ketto

Ketto has a specific page for Kerala relief funds, you can donate with them here.

5. Donate with NGOs

Uday Foundation


6. CM's Disaster Relief Fund

You can directly donate here through online banking. Or transfer the funds to this account:

Name of the donee: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Funds
Account Number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC: SBIN0070028
Account type: Savings

We've come this far, let's get together and help the victims in Kerala recover from this disaster. 

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