CII forms task force for flood relief work in TN

Chennai, December 9

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has set up a special task force for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affected victims in Chennai and Cuddalore.

According to a press release, CII and member companies have distributed relief materials such as biscuits, water bottles, rice, candles, mats, blankets, torch lights and sanitary napkins in and around Chennai.

R Seshasayee, past President, CII & Chairman, Infosys Ltd, said in the release that separate teams are positioned in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to procure items based on the assessment by the Chennai team.

Partners Infosys Foundation

In addition, CII is partnering with Infosys Foundation, Sri Ramakrishna Mission and Rotary International to carry out relief work in eight zones covering the most affected areas like Velachery, Medavakkam, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, Tambaram and Cuddalore.

Apart from distributing food, CII has organised medical camps in those areas to make available essential medicines. Over 10 ambulances and mobile medical units are currently operational in the regions. In an attempt to provide livelihood opportunities, CII would work with the Tamil Nadu government in creating detailed plans once the on-ground assessment of the damage is completed.

Published on December 09, 2015


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