KOCHI:The HDFC Bank on Wednesday said it will adopt 30 villages in Kerala as part of its long-term flood relief and rehabilitation efforts. The initiative aims at helping people in the worst-hit parts of the state recover from the devastation caused by the floods.
This includes setting up 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.
“The 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 by providing on-ground assistance,” a release said.The bank has also contributed Rs 10 crore to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). The bank employees contributed a day’s salary for the purpose.
HDFC Bank also waived the late payment fees on EMIs/dues on loans and credit cards in August for its Kerala customers and enabled contribution to the CMDRF. It is also working round-the-clock to restore normalcy in banking operations.