The massive floods and landslides that Kerala faced has been one of worst that has taken away hundreds of precious lives. More than 10 lakh people have been staying in the 5,645 Relief camps due to destruction / collapse / flooding of their houses by the heavy rain / dam releasing waters.Hundreds of kilometres of roads, hundreds of bridges and entire restructure have been destroyed. The total loss will come more than 20,000 crore on a modest estimate. Once the entire situation is reviewed, it may be more.
The Kerala Government and the people, keeping away all differences have participated in the relief operations by which the loss of lives could be restricted to the present. The army, police, fire force, fisherman, youths, workers – all has done the maximum to save lives and give relief work. Funds are required for not only restructure, but to improve things.
Central Government has giver relief of Rs. 600 crore and the people expect further. People have given money liberally and will give further. Food, clothes, medicines are being supplied to all those who have suffered. Their houses have to be repaired / newly built.
Under these circumstances more and more funds are required.
I am sure that the BSNL employees and workers, Pensioners and others will, as usual, rise to the occasion and donate liberally to the Kerala Chief Minister’ Relief Fund at the earliest.