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Cochin Port contributes Rs. 62 lakhs for rescue operation to Kerala

Responding with a noble gesture to the massive misery the people of Kerala have been subject to due to the devastating floods claiming hundreds of lives and rendering lakhs of people homeless, the Port stakeholders and the Ministry of Shipping in a joint initiative along with Sea trade fraternity have contributed generously to the huge rescue operations by sending five containers relief materials so as to reach Cochin by Sunday 19-08-2018.

It is only a part of the initiative.

In addition, Cochin Port Trust will contribute Rs.62 lakhs to the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund. The employees will contribute their one dayís salary amounting to Rs.31 lakhs and an equal amount from Cochin Port Trust funds (total 62 Lakhs).

This will be handed over to the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund, informed Shri A V Ramana, Chairman (i/c), Cochin Port Trust. 

The relief materials mobilized by the SC/ST Federation, Cochin Port Trust Unit for distribution at rescue camps were flagged off by Shri A.V. Ramana, Chairman on 18th August.

The volunteer teams of employees have started reaching out to the needy people in the flood affected area.  Relief camp facilities are being set up at the Kendriya Vidyalaya and Sir Robert Bristow Memorial School at Cochin Port where the families of Cochin Port Trust employees and volunteer teams would extend support system and the Doctors from Port Trust hospital would extend medical facilities.

 

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