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Reliance Foundation (RF), under the leadership of Chairperson Smt. Nita M Ambani is spearheading rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Kerala.
Reliance Foundation donated Rs 21 crores towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Also relief materials worth Rs 50 crores has been distributed to the flood affected victims. Smt. Nita Ambani visited Pallipad village, in Alappuzha district of Kerala, one of the worst affected areas during the floods to get a first-hand feel of the flood situation. It helped her understand the exact needs of the people, and will facilitate long term rehabilitation work. She also met Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and expressed solidarity to the people of Kerala and help create critical infrastructure.
Assuring displaced people of timely relief, Smt. Ambani said, “Reliance Foundation is committed to support the people of Kerala in this time of crisis. We will be there for all of you, and together we will overcome this calamity. Keep the faith. God’s Own Country will soon regain its grandeur.”
A team of 30 people from Reliance Foundation was deployed for rescue work from August 14, 2018. Reliance Foundation Information Services in coordination with the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) undertook rescue operations in conducting relief and rescue operations through its toll free helpline and was successful in rescuing over 1600 people.
Across the worst affected six districts, RF has supported with dry ration kits - sustaining a family for 15 days, a bedding kit for a family of three, sanitary kit to clean and disinfect the houses and utensil kit for a family to restart their kitchen over the next seven days. Moving forward from the relief stage, RF is also working with the community in identifying rebuilding critical infrastructure in the villages such as schools etc.