India Inc extended relief measures to Kerala

Vastavam web: With heavy rains continuing to wreak havoc in Kerala, India Inc has extended relief measures to the victims by offering donations. Meanwhile, industry body CII has set up a task force chaired by its former president Kris Gopalakrishnan to work on relief measures for victims in flood devastated Kerala in coordination with the state government and the district administrations.

“The flood situation in Kerala and the destruction, it has left behind, is distressing. As a responsible corporate citizen, JSW has initiated a Group-wide initiative wherein our employees voluntarily contribute in cash as well as in kind. The contribution made by our employees will be matched by JSW Group equally and will be pledged towards Kerala’s flood relief measures,” JSW Group official spokesperson said in a statement.

“Special emergency repair teams have been set up and additional trained manpower will be deployed from dealerships in neighbouring states to expedite turnaround time for the repairs. Free towing service is being offered and repairs will be carried out under the guidance of Nissan technical experts,” it said in a statement.

Nissan India has also issued an essential safety advisory through customer care and has set up a round the clock special desk for faster insurance claims and settlement for flood-affected vehicles. “Emergency Response Centres are being set up in the CII offices in Kochi, Trivandrum and Chennai to coordinate and facilitate all efforts, the chamber said.

Hundreds of people have died in flood-related incidents in Kerala. Several people are stranded in buildings in various districts. Many of them, including children, were rescued from various waterlogged areas.