The flood situation in Kerala has reached alarming proportions, the continuous raining from 8 August made the situation very horrible. Now Kerala is facing the worst flood in the last 100 years.80 Dams were opened, the death toll from the 9 August reaches 196,22 death were reported on the Saturday as per Times of India news. Over more than 200 Lakh people were shifted to the relief camp.
Tons of food, medicines, drinking water where delivered by the govt, NGOs and other Companies from all over India. All this happens only by the huge number of donations done from all over the country by different sources. Most Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter and other social media platform to reach out to their fans and ask them for donations.
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I think the number one reason of people not donating to causes (even causes that they feel strongly about) is that they feel ki humari chhoti si donation se kya farak padega or we are hardly surviving ourselves hum doosro ki kya help kare. But to be honest most of us can easily spare anywhere between Rs. 100-Rs. 1000 without even thinking twice when it comes to food or shopping. So why not save from a few of our expenses in the coming days and help someone in need. Logo ki help bhi ho gyi aur pocket se extra paise bhi nhi gaye (in case you are worried about that) Also if you dont know, PAYTM has an option on it’s main screen where you can directly donate to the CM fund. In case you want to donate in kind Amazon is doing a drive for the same. Let’s help our fellow countrymen. They need us. #KeralaFloods #PrayForKerala
Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps. Your help can rebuild the lives of the affected. Donate to https://t.co/FjYFEdOsyl #StandWithKerala.
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 17, 2018
Here are some of the ways you can donate to CM relief fund for Kerala Flood Relief :
1.Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)
- The payment process is easy, secure and simple
- Go to the website of CMDRF (https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in) website, click on the donate menu and fill the Online Donation Form.
- They ask you basic information like email Id, name and phone number.
- Then it will be redirected to a payment gateway where you can pay through net banking, debit cards, and credit cards.
- Once the transaction is successful, you will get a payment success notification on your email address. This includes a certificate from the principal secretary (finance) as well as a 100 percent tax exemption certificate.
You can also donate by a cheque/DD, you can address it to
The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer,
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund,
Thiruvananthapuram – 69500
You can also, donate online, account details are as follows:
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donee: CMDRF
They have also listed the UPI QR code of the South Indian Bank, Federal Bank and HDFC, Airtel Payment Bank and SBI. You can send it by scanning the QR Code.
Paytm is also providing a donation for the Kerala Flood Relief on their website (https://paytm.com/helpinghand) and Mobile Application also. You can make a donation to Kerala CM’s Distress Relief Fund or Karnataka CM’s Calamity Relief Fund (Kodagu). Fill Your name and amount and click on Proceed You amount will be transferred directly to the Relief Fund.
3.Government Of Kerala
Go the website to Kerala Govt. (https://kerala.gov.in/) you can see the banner click on Donate fill the details and proceed.
Amazon India is working with partners and state/national disaster coordination committees to offer support to all those affected by the floods. The e-commerce platform is asking consumers to donate products to NGOs that will be sent to the affected in Kerala. On the page dedicated to this effort, three NGOs are listed and each organization has a wishlist of products that are ranked in order of highest priority. Products range from toothpaste to towels to utensils and food products, among others.
You can add the products to your cart and select the gift registry address of the NGO in address page. Once the payment is complete, Amazon will deliver the product(s) to the address in Kerala from where the NGOs will offer them to flood victims. Partner NGOs are Habitat for Humanity, World Vision India and Goonj
Visit here to make a donation from Amazon (https://www.amazon.in/b?ie=UTF8&node=8891257031)
Truecaller is also allowing users to send in a donation with a quick UPI or net banking transfer to the CM Relief Fund
Flipkart is also helping to raise a fund with the help of one NGO Goonj.
- Open the Flipkart app and log in
- On the Flipkart app home page, click on this banner
- You will be taken to a page where you can make a donation to Goonj
- All donations are eligible for 50% tax exemption under section 80G
- Goonj will send you a tax exemption certificate directly in a few weeks
Kerala needs our help. Let’s come together as one India and make a difference.