In flood-hit Kodagu, the rains have seemingly abated, and life is slowly going back to normal, according to a report in NewsMinute.
During rescue operations, drones were used in areas where access was limited, and relief material in the form of drinking water, clothes and other essentials were sent over from Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Udupi and other parts of the state.
Earlier this week, Karnataka CM, HD Kumaraswamy, announced that around 4,320 people have been rescued, and 1,725 personnel from KSRP, SDRF, Army, Navy, Airforce, NCC, Home Guards and District Administration have been deployed in rescue operations.
Help has been coming from many sources, and everyone is doing their bit. Read here, about how the Srirama Temple, St Anthony’s School and a local madrasa have been turned into shelters.
Among the many who have come forward, is this elderly couple who, along with their son, have been feeding approximately 1000 people a day, every day for the past week, reports India Today.
Velayudhan, along with his wife Parvati and son Rajeev, have been ensuring timely meals for people in temporary shelters in Madapura.
Simple, wholesome, home-cooked food is on the menu, and with a little help from some friends, the small crew cooks outside their home, every day. They begin preparing the food early in the morning, and continue till late evening.
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The Kerala-origin couple settled in Kodagu district five decades ago. Rajeev, the son, spoke to India Today and said “It has been a week since we have started this. We initiated this because like in other parts of Kodagu, even Kushalnagar faced heavy rains. The entire area was flooded. We helped with shifting people for three days. But they had lost everything. We all decided to help them with food as much as we could. So all at home joined hands to do this.”
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)