HDFC Bank to Adopt 30 Flood-hit Villages in Kerala; Donates Rs 10 crore
Thiruvananthapuram: HDFC Bank has announced that it will adopt 30 villages in Kerala. Additionally, the bank has contributed Rs 10 crore to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund as an immediate relief measure. The bank employees contributed a day’s salary with the bank bringing in the balance.
As part of its long-term relief and rehabilitation efforts, the bank’s initiative is aimed at helping people in the worst-hit parts of the State recover, and encompasses the setting up of medical camps and rebuilding health centres affected in the flood, supporting the renovation/reconstruction of local schools and imparting skills training to families to restore livelihood.
These measures will be finalised in consultation with the state government and will be a long-term plan. The bank’s local NGO partners will help provide on-ground help in the process.
In other measures, HDFC Bank waived late payment fees on EMIs/dues on loans and credit cards in August for its Kerala customers and enabled contribution to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. The bank is also working around the clock to restore normalcy in banking operations. Now, almost all branches and 291 of 331 ATMs are functioning normally in the State.