The Infosys Foundation has come forward to spend a sum of Rs five crore on relief and rehabilitation works for the victims of recent floods in Andhra Pradesh.

Infosys local head Narasimha gave this assurance to state Chief Minister K Rosaiah, during a meeting the Congress leader held with heads of various IT companies here on Wednesday.

The Chief Minister appealed to the IT companies to extend liberal help to the flood victims.

“This was an unprecedented calamity that stuck five districts of the state, with Mahbubnagar and Kurnool being the worst-affected,” Mr. Rosaiah said.

“We are trying to do our best, but community participation is very essential. I request all of you to have a look at this tragedy from a humanitarian angle. My only request is that you all join in supplementing the government’s efforts,” the Chief Minister said.

K Srini of Microsoft, Srinivas Peddi of IBM, Rajanna of TCS, K Bidhan of Nasscom, Kiran of HCL attended the meeting in which principal secretaries Sameer Sharma (Information Technology) and Sam Bob (Industries) were also present.