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CII Tamilnadu Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Initiative

As you all know, incessant rain continued to batter parts of Tamil Nadu. Heavy rainfall has thrown life out of gear in several parts of the state where educational institutions remain closed, residents being rescued from low lying areas. In Chennai, residents had a harrowing time due to water-logging and flooding. As several water bodies breached their banks, hundreds of families living are being evacuated to safer places. Several areas of the city remained waterlogged and people are made to stay in the Government schools and shelters.

With such a grim situation, CII and its members immediately came forward to garner our support and strength, in coming up with amicable support systems and handy solutions to help out those who are in need of help. Some of our members have started doing the relief operations in some parts of Chennai city and also in some of the badly affected districts. But the need is huge and requirement is high.

  • Phase 1(Relief)

    we accept support in kind, it may be New clothes, blankets, mats, tarpaulin, food packets, bread, biscuits, water bottles, torch lights, candles, match boxes etc.. There is a plan to set up community kitchen for which we look for contribution..

  • Phase 2(Rehabilitation)

    CII along with industries is planning to have concrete interventions in consultation with the Government to revive and restore the livelihood of the affected families, revival of agriculture, restoration of water bodies and rebuilding the devastated areas.

A Special National Level Task Force

CII constituted a National Task Force for Relief & Rehabilitation of People affected by Tamil Nadu Floods under the Chairmanship of Mr R Seshasayee, Past President, CII & Chairman, Infosys to work out relief measures for the victims in the flood devastated state in coordination with the district administration.

  • seshasayee

    Mr R Seshasayee

    Chairman, CII Taskforce on Tamil Nadu Flood Relief & Rehabilitation & Chairman Infosys Ltd
  • kumar

    Mr N Kumar

    Past President, CII & Vice Chairman The Sanmar Group
  • rajshree

    Ms Rajshree Pathy

    Chairperson, CII SR & Chairman & Managing Director Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals Limited
  • ashok

    Mr T T Ashok

    Past Chairman, CII SR & Managing Director Taylor Rubber Private Limited
  • ranganath

    Mr N K Ranganath

    Co-Chairman, CII National Committee on Water & Managing Director Grundfos Pumps India Private Limited
  • murugappan

    Mr M M Murugappan

    Vice Chairman Murugappa Corporate Board
  • eisenhower

    Mr S N Eisenhower

    Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council & Director - Operations Saint-Gobain India Pvt Ltd
  • RameshKymal

    Mr Ramesh Kymal

    Vice Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council & Chairman & Managing Director Gamesa Renewable Pvt Limited
  • Chandramohan

    Mr S Chandramohan

    Chairman, CII Chennai Zonal Council & President & Group CFO Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd
  • Ponnuswami

    Mr M Ponnuswami

    Vice Chairman, CII Chennai Zonal Council & Chairman & Managing Director Pon Pure Chemical India Pvt. Ltd

CII’s Area of Work for TN Flood Relief

CII’s relief work will be carried out in two phases. In the first phase, distribution of the most necessary items like food items, medicines, dry rations, utility items, toiletries, packaged drinking water etc. are being done. The second phase would comprise rehabilitation work, under the aegis of the CII Foundation. The detailed plans for the same would be worked out once the Government's on-ground assessment of the damage is over. The CII plans would be aligned with the State Government's rehabilitation plan.

The areas to be focused are

  • 32,000

    Water Bottles &
  • 19,000 pkt's

    Food items (Biscuits, Cerelac, Maggi Noodles, Savouries etc )
  • 3,300 pkt's

    Toiletries &
    Sanitary napkins
  • 5,400 kgs

    Groceries (Rice, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Dhal , Rava, Tea Powder)
  • 13,000

    Bedsheets, Blankets, Candles, Mats
  • 700 boxes

    Cloths ( Dhotis, Lungi, Nighties, Sarees)
  • 24

  • 70

    Nurses, Pharmacists
  • 5

  • 42

    Medical Camps
  • 11,999

    Patients Treated

Keeping in view the magnitude of the devastation, CII proposes for a long term engagement through rehabilitation projects and providing livelihood opportunities for the persons affected by floods, in co-ordination with the State Government.

i. Restoration of Livelihood and Agriculture: This initiative would include support for women and men to establish their livelihood options and rebuild assets. Identified the areas of intervention both in Chennai and Cuddalore in partnership with NABARD.

ii. Restoration of Water Bodies: This comprises of revival and restoration of select lakes in Chennai and Cuddalore districts. Water bodies have been chosen in discussion with the Government and experts in the field and long term sustenance is expected through this effort.

iii. Rebuilding infrastructure in devastated areas: Areas around member companies and industries have been chosen after a need based analysis was conducted. Companies and the Government will be involved to ensure long term sustainability of the projects.

Overall details of the identified projects are attached for your reference. Based on your interest and request CII will share the specific project details for your reference and use. Proper branding will be done for all the donors who are involved in the rehabilitation projects.

Dewatering in Water Logged Areas

dewatering 21 Pumps handed over to Mr Gagandeep Singh Bedi, IAS at Cuddalore
Mobile Pumps being used by Cuddalore Municipal Administration dewatering
dewatering dewatering
13 heavy Duty 82 HP and 35 HP Pumps used by Chennai Corporation across Chennai.

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We would also extend support in infrastructure development such as building community development centres, schools, amongst others.

Keeping in view the magnitude of the tragedy, CII expects a long term engagement in the State with regards to Relief & Rehabilitation.This would require tremendous support and generosity from our members who have always come together during such crisis situations. Members are requested to kindly extend support by contributing in cash or in kind. Members can make financial contributions by Cheque/ Money transfer in favour of ‘CII Foundation’ as per the following bank details:

  • Organization Name: CII Foundation
  • Project: Tamil Nadu Flood Relief and Rehab Initiative
  • Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
  • Branch Name: Jor Bagh, New Delhi -110003
  • Account No: 0175000105027138
  • RTGS/NEFT IFS Code: PUNB0017500

For all cash contributions, 80 G Certificate will be issued.

To donate in kind, the following may be contacted: