As Kerala Is Reeling Under Massive Floods, Many Businesses Have Come Forward To Help People During The Time Of Crisis
Kerala is facing one of the worst floods it has faced in 90 years. Rains and Floods have ravaged the daily life in the state. 80% of the state is without power. Here’s the list of businesses that are doing their bit in Kerala Flood Relief.
As the human element grapples for survival amidst the crisis, there is a tendency for chaos, incorrect information and sometimes even complete information blackout. Technology plays a major role in disseminating relevant information. Qkopy, a social networking app from Kozhikode, which has earlier helped the district health services during Nipah Virus, is now helping fight against fake 'flood' news. The company is currently offering its services to Life Mission Kerala. It is helping the traffic police to manage the traffic as most of the roads are inundated in the city.
Amazon is working with implementation partners and state, National disaster coordination committees to support those affected by the flood. The e-commerce company has opened up a product portal in collaboration with organisations like Habitat for Humanity and World Vision India to provide relief in the form of delivering essential supplies, 10,000 emergency shelter kits etc.
Paytm has enabled people to contribute to mitigating the effects of the disaster and provide immediate relief to victims. The leading online payment app has introduced an option for donating money to contribute to the relief effort in Kerala floods.
One of the leading airlines in India, Vistara airline has started special flights from Trivandrum to evacuate passengers stranded in Kerala. Vistara doesn’t operate in Trivandrum, but the airlines made special arrangements to help the people during the floods. Customers can also re-book, on request, to fly to/from Trivandrum instead of Cochin.
Google has provided a page to either search for any person or provide information about a person. Google's Person Finder tool allows you to find your loved ones hit by the Kerala flood. The tool should help friends and family of those stranded in the Kerala floods to find some information if they are unable to reach them through any other means.
Various Mobile Telecoms like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, BSNL, and Idea are offering data and calling benefits to the customers as well as uninterrupted services due to the disruption resulting from Kerala floods. Airtel is also providing them with the option to recharge their phone batteries at selected stores. Meanwhile, companies like Jio and BSNL are providing complimentary unlimited access to voice call and internet.