HEAVY rains and floods have caused large scale damage in the entire state of Kerala. All the districts and all the 1,654 villages of the state are affected. In the current spell of rains, landslides and floods alone, 65 people have been officially reported killed till August 15, while 265 people are reported killed during this monsoon. More than 50,000 houses have been completely destroyed and more than one lakh fifty thousand people are currently lodged in relief camps. Train, rail, air and road transport have been suspended in major parts of the state. All the rivers in the state are in spate and the shutters of 27 dams have been opened.
Despite coordinated rescue efforts by multiple agencies, people are marooned in various parts of the state. The state government is rendering all possible help to the people. The centre too has promised all help. The army, navy, airforce and other agencies are also rendering all possible help.
Given this unprecedented situation that the people of Kerala are confronted with, the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) fervently appeals to people of the entire country to contribute generously to aid the rescue and relief operations.
Given the urgency, Party members, sympathisers and the general public are requested to rush their individual contributions either through drafts/cheques drawn in favour of: Communist Party of India (Marxist) and
send them to:
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
A K Gopalan Bhawan
27-29, Bhai Vir Singh Marg,
New Delhi 110 001
Party State Committees collecting funds from the public should send it directly to the chief minister’s relief fund. Cheques/Drafts may be raised in favour of Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund and sent to:
The Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer,
Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund,
Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
The link for making online donations to the CM’s Relief fund is:
The account details for bank transfer are given below:
Bank : State Bank of India (SBI)
Account Number : 67319948232
Branch : City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC : SBIN0070028
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 11
Rain Damage in Kerala
THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its grave concern over the unprecedented flood and devastation in eight districts in Kerala as a result of incessant heavy rain. This has left nearly 6000 people homeless and 29 people dead. Roads and homes have been heavily damaged in many places.
The full magnitude of the heavy damages are not assessed so far, though it is clear that it would be to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees.
The state government is taking all possible steps for rescue, relief and rehabilitation. We urge upon the union government to rush all necessary help urgently. People and various organisations are already moving for rescue and relief activities in a united manner.
The Polit-Bureau calls upon all Party members and sympathisers to join hands for rescue and relief activities in a dedicated manner.