Kerala floods: Adani Foundation commits Rs 50 cr for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims

Adani Foundation will provide Rs 25 crore for immediate relief to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund and an equal amount for rehabilitation and resettlement

Press Trust of India August 23, 2018 19:30:26 IST
Kerala floods: Adani Foundation commits Rs 50 cr for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims

New Delhi: Adani Foundation, the CSR arm of the Adani Group, has committed to giving Rs 50 crore for relief and rehabilitation of the Kerala flood victims, the group said on Thursday.

It will provide Rs 25 crore for immediate relief to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund and an equal amount for rehabilitation and resettlement.

Adani Group employees have also pledged a day's salary to the effort, it said in a statement here.

Kerala floods Adani Foundation commits Rs 50 cr for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims

File image of Gautam Adani. Reuters

"The financial assistance will be dispatched in phases to aid the state in its herculean task of reconstruction and rehabilitation," the statement said.

The Foundation, whose core ethos is nation-building and the empowerment of citizens, has also started massive rehabilitation work in collaboration with Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt Ltd.

Its team consisting of staff and volunteers are distributing thousands of kits including rations, clothes and other necessary supplies to people in relief camps.

Each relief kit contains rice, rice flakes, biscuits, bath soap, wash soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, candles, matchbox, lungi, nightclothes and cloth bags.

Kerala floods Adani Foundation commits Rs 50 cr for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims

The Foundation has also pressed into service its Mobile Healthcare Van.

To help prevent outbreak of epidemics, the Mobile Healthcare Van with a doctor, pharmacist and social worker will be stationed at relief camps in Kozhancherry and Pattanamthitta, catering to the needs of about 200 people every day.

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