When Kerala went through the worst calamity in a century, we saw people stepping forward to give a helping hand without even caring about themselves. Several other states in India donated money, materials, food, medicines and whatsoever required for those unfortunate sufferers.
From what we can come to a firm conclusion is that humanity still exists. Now, the state is slowing recovering from the calamity and the life is restoring back to normal. Calculating the amount of donations from the chief minister’s distress relief fund (CMDRF), it is estimated that around 4.17 lakh people contributed a sum of Rs 1,028 crore.
Just like the phrase, “little drops of water make the mighty ocean”, even small contributions, when combined, on the whole, gave rise to a mass donation, that benefited the state. Out of this, the electronic Payments- Rs 146.52 crore, while Rs 46.04 crore were sent through UPI and other payment gateways followed by a whopping Rs 835 crore were sent through cash, cheque or RTGS.
Kerala encountered the worst damage of about Rs 20,000 crore in the recent flash floods and is in need of money to rebuild itself. In a bid to tackle the situation, Kerala government planned to send state ministers to several other countries to collect more funds.