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How The Armed Forces Led Rescue Efforts In Kerala

The rescue and relief operations during the Kerala floods by the Indian Armed, Naval and Air Forces have been exemplary. At the NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala telethon, Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand said that the situation has improved and one engineering task force and two medical teams are presently on ground. Over 13,000 people have been rescued and the army resorted to making bridges of coconut and banana trees for rescue operations. Captain DK Sharma, Spokesperson, Indian Navy said that medical teams are on ground to distribute relief materials coming in. Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said that the air force's transport aircrafts are continuing to bring in supplies. Commander Banerjee also said that helicopters are on standby and Indian Air Force has contributed an amount of Rs 20 crore for relief operations in Kerala.

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Kerala has been hit by the worst floods in a 100 years. The Kerala Government estimates Rs 21,000 crore will be needed to rebuild the state. The funds are required to rebuild hundreds of flooded villages, thousands of damaged and destroyed homes and 10,000 kilometres of ravaged roads.
 
This Onam as Kerala struggles to rebuild after the most devastating floods in a century, NDTV has organised a special telethon to raise funds for Kerala. We have specific goals - to enable the rebuilding of villages in the worst-affected districts and provide immediate assistance in terms of rehabilitation and food kits to people in the worst affected areas . All donations will go directly to our partner NGO Plan India.
 
Our focus will be coverage that makes a difference, stories with a heart, standing by people and making their experience a shared one to effect change.   
 
NDTV chose to report on this massive crisis with unwavering focus and commitment; having done that, now we look, as NDTV always does, to go beyond the news and make a difference to people's lives. 

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