International Notes: Urgent: floods strike Kerala, India

 
International Notes: Urgent:  floods strike Kerala, India

 

The Chief Minister of the state of Kerala, comrade Pinarayi Vijayan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued an appeal for solidarity for his flood stricken state.

Monsoon rains have produced massive flooding.  More than 300 people are reported to have lost their lives, with more than 150,000 people displaced.  There is extensive property and economic damage. A bulletin from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) informs us that “for the first time in history, 27 dams had to be opened“ because of the massive rainfall.

All are asked to help out with donations to help the stricken people of Kerala rebuild their lives.

Ways financial help can be sent:

Through the Communist Party of India (Marxist) :

A K Gopalan Bhawan

27-29 Bhal Vir Singh Marg.

New Delhi, 110 001

India

Through the fund set up by the Chief Minister of Kerala.

Or by bank transfer to the Chief Minister’s Distress Fund

Bank: State Bank of India (SBI)

Account Number:  67319948232

Branch:  City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram

IFSC:  SBIN0070028

PAN:  AAAGD0584M

Account Type: Savings

SWIFT CODE:  SBININBBTO8

Name of the Donee:  Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

Address:  Government of Kerala

District:  Thirvananthapuram

State of Kerala

Pin 695001

PAY THROUGH KERALA GOVERNMENT PORTAL at https://kerala.gov.in

 

 CPI (M) statement

 

Image: Vijay Prashad

Author

    Emile Schepers is a veteran civil and immigrant rights activist. Emile Schepers was born in South Africa and has a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University. He has worked as a researcher and activist in urban, working-class communities in Chicago since 1966. He is active in the struggle for immigrant rights, in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and a number of other issues. He now writes from Northern Virginia.

     

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