Kerala Flood Donation: List of Donations

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Kerala Flood Donation – Here is a list of donations that have been announced and given for Kerala so far:

  1. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had announced Rs 100 crore as immediate relief in assurance to the state due to floods and rains (Kerala Flood). The Rs 500 crore grant announced by PM Modi earlier today is in addition to the Rs 100 crore. And Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan personally donate 1 lakh to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).
  2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced Rs 10 crore aid to the flood-hit state and also said that one-month salaries of all AAP MLAs and MPs will be given to the state. Congress MPs and MLAs have also followed suit and have pledged to donate one month’s salary. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also announced an aid of Rs 10 crore and similarly, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of additional Rs 5 crore to the earlier sanctioned Rs 5 crore along with 245 fire personnel with boats due to the Kerala flood.
  3. Various other states’ chief ministers have announced monetary relief for flood-hit Kerala from their respective chief minister relief fund. Neighboring Tamil Nadu (Rs 10 crore) and Andhra Pradesh (Rs 10 crore), Puducherry (Rs 1 crore), Jharkhand (Rs 5 crore), Chattisgarh (Rs 3 crore) Madhya Pradesh (Rs 10 crore), Maharashtra (Rs 20 crore), Gujarat (Rs 10 crore), Punjab (Rs 10 crore), Telangana (Rs 25 crore), Bihar (Rs 10 crore), Himachal Pradesh (Rs 5 crore), Uttarakhand (Rs 5 crore), Karnataka (Rs 10 crore), West Bengal (Rs 10 crore) and Manipur (Rs 2 crore) announced as part of the donation.
  4. While Congress demanded the disaster in Kerala to be termed as ‘national calamity’, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he would donate a month’s salary to the flood-ravaged state and appealed to his colleagues in the state to do the same. And Jammu and Kashmir hand over the 2 crores to CMDRF. Tamil Nadu IAS officers have pledged a day’s salaries towards the flood relief in Kerala. The Islamic Centre of India urged Muslims to donate 10 percent of Eid budget to Kerala flood victims.
  5. Various businessmen and individuals have also been donating monetary funds to help the relief work in Kerala including NRI businessman M A Yusuf Ali who donated Rs 5 crore. The recent 21-year-old student from Kerala who was trolled for selling fishes, Hanan also donated Rs 1.5 lakh towards the Chief Minister Relief fund that she had received from people to fund her studies and take care of her family. Tamil Nadu political party DMK donated Rs 1 crore, as well. BJP MP Varun Gandhi has also donated Rs 2 lakh to the CMRDF and urged other politicians to also contribute to the fund. Attorney General K K Venugopal has donated Rs 1 crore while a Kerala pastor from Pathanamthitta district offered 25 cents of his land to bury those dead in the floods.
  6. Celebrities Kamal Hassan, Surya, and Vijay contributed Rs 25 lakh each and actor Sidharth urged people to donate to the Kerala Chief Minister relief fund by participating in the #KeralaFloodRelief Challenge. Tamil Actor Dhanush contributed Rs 15 lakh, while Vishal and Sivakarthikeyan gave Rs 10 lakh each. Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi donated Rs 25 lakh and actress Rohini donated Rs 2 lakh to the relief fund. According to latest reports, South superstar Rajinikanth has announced that he will donate Rs 15 lakh whereas, director Shankar has assured Rs 10 lakh for the Kerala flood victims. Telugu actors Prabhas, Allu Arjun and Vijay Deverakonda have also donated to the flood rescue efforts. Telugu actor Vijay donated Rs 5 lakh, another South actress Anupama Parameswaran donated Rs 1 lakh. Geetha Govindam producer Bunny Vas announced that the box office collection of the film in Kerala will be directed towards the relief fund.
  7. Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), the organization which was under scrutiny recently in Kerala donated Rs 10 lakh whereas Malayalam actors Mammootty and Dulquer Salmaan donated Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively. Malayalam film industry superstar Mohanlal gave Rs 25 lakh to the CMDRF. At the same time, actor Jayasurya provided the essentials to the inmates in relief camps in Paravur. Young actor Tovino Thomas went a step further. He opened the doors of his house in Irinjalakkuda for the public. He has announced that the people who have been affected by floods can stay in his house, where he will also provide basic necessitates for the flood victims until the situation comes under control.
  8. Television giant, Star India donated Rs 2 crore whereas south regional television Sun TV network made a donation of Rs 1 crore towards the relief fund. Asianet employees have pledged Rs 25 lakh according to a company statement. Star India has also partnered with an NGO called Goonj for a supply of essentials.
  9. State Bank of India (SBI) has donated Rs 2 crore for the Kerala flood victims apart from ground-level measures to help them. They have also waived off fees and charges on services like loans for flood relief, duplicate passbooks, ATM cards, cheque-books and EMI delays, besides making attempts to restore the working of branches and ATMs in the flood-affected regions of the state.
  10. Notably, a temple in Keezhillam, in Ernakulam district has donated its treasury to the CMDRF. The Kaniyasseri Mahavishnu Temple has handed over donations it received in the donation box to the aid fund. TVS & Sons CEO Mr.Raghavan handed over Rs 1 crore to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today at Trivandrum along with two containers that are coming from Madurai with food and basic amenities.
  11. Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Saturday found himself at the receiving end on Twitter. Sharma shared a screenshot of Rs 10,000 donation he made to help the people of flood-hit Kerala and urged others to do the same. To make it even worse, Paytm in another tweet announced that it had received contributions of Rs 10 crore in less than 48 hours from more than 4 lakh Paytm users across India.
  12. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday formed a committee to come together in order to provide relief to the people of Kerala. President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Twitter to make the announcement and urged “everyone to contribute generously towards this initiative.” The committee chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and will include representatives from the UAE’s humanitarian organizations. Qatar government allocated Rs 35 crore towards the relief fund of the Kerala chief minister for relief operations.
  13. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday said his state would give Rs. 3 crore aid to rain-ravaged Kerala, where 210 have died in the last 10 days. Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar also said that he would donate a month’s salary towards the relief work in flood-hit Kerala.
  14. West Bengal chieChiefister Mamata Banerjee will contribute Rs. 10 crores to the Kerala relief effort. “My heart goes out to the people of Kerala battling. In this hour of crisis, to stand beside the flood-affected people of Kerala, we have decided to make a contribution of Rs. Ten crores to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)”, she tweeted.

 

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