In a bid to stand by thousands of people affected by the recent natural calamity in J & K, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) despatched sustainable relief material for J & K today. Since there are issues of connectivity and reaching out to Srinagar, CII tied up with the Western Command, Indian Army, headquartered at Chandimandir which in turn air lifted the relief material including commodities of utmost requirement to Srinagar in the afternoon from 3 BRD Air force Station in Chandigarh, today.
The relief material consisted of 4200 Torches with Batteries, 20 Water Purifiers, 4800 Maggi Noodles packs, 2400 juice bottles, 2100 Glucon-D 100gm packs, 10000 Glucose Biscuits, 5400 water bottles, 14 cartons of Medicines, 800 blankets, toiletries etc.
“The recent natural calamity affecting thousands of people in J & K is very unfortunate. CII stands by the distressed and is committed to provide all possible support. We have formed a Special Task Force to work out relief measures for the victims in the flood devastated state in coordination with the district administration”, shared Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII.
“CII and its membership have always worked pro-actively for relief and sustainable rehabilitation at the time of such crises like Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, earthquake in Bhuj, Cloud burst disasters in Leh, Uttarakhand etc. After coordinating with the various Government Agencies, Army and local authorities in J & K, an interim assessment of the situation has been done and we have shared the urgent essential requirements with CII membership, requesting them to contribute generously”, added Mr Banerjee.
“CII has also handed over the relief material mainly consisting of food items like biscuits, ready to eat food, packaged drinking water, juices, blankets, medicines, water purifiers, batteries, utility items, toiletries, etc. The same was air lifted to Srinagar on Thursday”, informed the CII Director General.
“In addition, CII has also dispatched thousand kits comprising: food items, soaps, medicines (Paracetamol & Antacid), candles, salt, drinking water, matchboxes, milk powder, toiletries and torches etc. from Jammu, there distribution of which would be done by the administration”, he added.
“CII’s relief work will be carried out in two phases. In the first phase, we have studied the urgent requirements, and we are distributing the most necessary items like food items, medicines, water purifiers, dry rations, utility items, toiletries, tents, packaged drinking water etc. The second phase would comprise rehabilitation work by 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”, shared Mr Zubin Irani, Chairman, CII Northern Region and President Building & Industrial Systems (India), United Technologies Corporation.
The collection mechanism has been set up by CII at New Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu. Anyone interested to contribute through the CII Foundation can contact: - Mr Rakesh Dogra (Mobile – 09312272828) at Delhi - N K Kapur & Co. Pvt. Ltd., B-17 Asola Chattarpur, Near Shani Dham Mandir, Delhi. Mr Surjit (0172-5022522) at Chandigarh - CII NR Headquarters, Block No 3, Dakshin Marg, Sector – 31 A, Chandigarh; Mr Jeevan Thakur (Mob – 9419282184) at Jammu - Nav Bharat Flour Mill, Lane No 4, SIDCO Industrial Complex, Baribrahmana, Jammu.