Flash floods and substantial downpours have wreaked destruction in Kerala in the course of recent days.
Popularly known as ‘God’s Own Nation’, the state encountered the heaviest precipitation since 1924.
In excess of 400 individuals have lost their lives, and more than two million have been uprooted in what is being named as one of the most devastating floods in a century.
More than 20,000 relief camps have been set up, and ten out of 14 areas have been extremely influenced.
The misfortunes are evaluated to be near Rs 20,000 crore. Help is pouring in from individuals everywhere throughout the nation and the world, who are contributing in real money or by the method of alleviation material.
In this situation, new businesses/startups have additionally ventured in order to help the victims affected by the floods.
Delhi-NCR based fin-tech startup and computerized wallet major Paytm, has incorporated another component – ‘Kerala Floods’ on its homepage, which has been straightforwardly connected to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) account.
This has made it easier for its users to contribute using the Paytm platform.
The organization professes to have gotten an aggregate of Rs 30 crore since it propelled the element on August 16. It guarantees to coordinate each gift “Rupee-for-Rupee” for up to Rs 1 crore.
New unicorn Zomato alongside Bengaluru-based NGO Akshaya Patra Establishment, has put up a category called ‘Help Kerala’ on its application.
Through the application, one can donate nourishment from one of the three feast bundles. The bundles incorporate a dinner for three costing Rs 90, a feast for six costing Rs 180 and a supper for ten individuals at Rs 300.
Zomato says the food will be provided to people in need with the assistance of dinner conveyance vans and watercraft.
Every one of the gifts made through the Simpl application will be steered to the CMDRF. Simpl also says that it will transfer the total contributions to CMDRF consistently at 2 pm.
The online business giant has collaborated with Goonj to encourage donations for flood casualties.
This collaboration enables one to make financial donations through Flipkart, which thus will be utilized by Goonj to get covers, coverings, mosquito nets, dry apportions, toiletries, cooking utensils (and that’s only the tip of the iceberg).
Users can give away by tapping on the pennant advertisement for Kerala donations on the Flipkart application or its site. The concerned person will be taken to a page where he/she can contribute to Goonj.
In a nutshell, these startups have demonstrated that they might be isolated by thoughts, but no matter what, they will always come together to safeguard the soul of mankind.
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