Kozhikode: The repeated strike of flood havoc has devastated the state, stealing away many lives, houses and property. Realising its social responsibility, Mathrubhumi is joining its hands to extend help to the flood victims.
Snehabhumi, an initiative by Mathrubhumi is gearing up to build houses for 100 families who lost their shelter in the landslip and mudslip that wrecked Puthumala in Wayanad.
Secure land will be bought for these families through the project with the help of generous people, on which government will build houses on warfoot basis. Safe and secure land will be bought at places where environment is not affected by construction. Wayanad was identified because it was adversely affected and is a backward region.
The project is planned as a self-help village of hundred houses. Basic community amenities like children’s park, common halls and other facilities to revive the lives here. The construction at Snehabhumi will be environment-friendly.
Mathrubhumi Joint Managing Director M V Shreyams Kumar had held discussions with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan regarding the project. During the discussions CM promised that if land is arranged, government will construct houses. Mathrubhumi will contribute Rs 50 lakh for the project.
First contribution from Kalyan Jewellers
The first contribution to Snehabhumi project was from Kalyan Jewellers. Rs. 37.5 lakh, which would help in building houses for 15 families, was handed over by Kalyan Jewellers Chairman T S Kalyanaraman to M V Shreyams Kumar. He also said that he was happy to be part of a much needed initiative for disaster-hit Wayanad.