Kerala

Malappuram gives ₹10.81 crore for flood relief

Funds mobilised through half-day camps at seven taluks

The district contributed ₹10.81 crore towards the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) in the wake of the worst floods that devastated the State in the third week of August. As much as ₹8.89 crore was raised from an intensive fund mobilisation campaign held at the seven taluk headquarters last week.

Minister for Higher Education K.T. Jaleel, who supervised the drive, said people had responded enthusiastically to the campaign. Religious organisations, voluntary organisations, WhatsApp collectives, arts and sports clubs, traders, industrialists, owners of public transport vehicles, workers, and farmers had all become part of the drive.

The funds were mobilised through half-day camps held at taluk headquarters in Nilambur, Perinthalmanna, Eranad, Kondotty, Tirurangadi, Tirur and Ponnani. As much as ₹15.87 lakh was raised from Eranad taluk when ₹68.72 lakh was collected from Kondotty taluk. Perinthalmanna taluk contributed ₹1.13 crore. Ponnani taluk contributed ₹1.29 crore.

Tirur stood first among the taluks by raising ₹1.57 crore. Tirurangadi taluk contributed ₹78.74 lakh. As much as ₹1.92 crore was raised through donations received at a special camp held at the district headquarters here. As much as ₹2.53 crore had been raised from the district in the initial days.

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