Cyclonic storm Phailin affected Odisha during mid-October 2013 with a wind velocity of more than 250 – 280 KMs per hour. Several thousand hectares of standing crops, houses and electrical installations spread in 12 districts have been either completely or partially damaged. About 12 lakh people have been evacuated by the Government as a precautionary measure in 12 districts (43 urban bodies, 151 blocks, 2,015 Gram Panchayats, 16,674 villages). Around 1.2 crore people are affected, 4.2 lakh houses are damaged and 6.7 lakh hectares of agricultural land is impacted.

The rehabilitation and restoration of normal life take several months and years in Orissa, as in the case of any natural disaster of such magnitude. UTKAL BIPANNA SAHAYATA SAMITI (UBSS) is participating in the rehabilitation operations with a long term commitment. More than 2,500 volunteers of UBSS had engaged in relief operations of various kinds in more than 450 villages of 50 Gram Panchayats. Approximately, the budget requirements for education, clothing, health, housing, and farming sectors are estimated upto 141.8 crores.

Param Foundation has joined hands with UBSS in rehabilitating the victims of this natural calamity. We appeal you to donate generously for this cause and help the victims regain their livelihood. Below are some options for donation.

Items Amount in Rupees
Solar Lantern 450
Sarees / Dhotis – set of two 500
Cattle Fodder – One bag (50 KGS) 800
Cloth for one kid – set of two 1,000
School Kits for five children 1,500
Asbestos sheets for a house – ten sheets 3,500

Please donate and pass this appeal to the people in your network and help bring smiles on the faces of the affected people.

  • Below are the account details for online transfer.

Savings Account name:       Param Foundation
Account number:             910010021117832
Bank:                                Axis bank
Branch:                           Chamarajpet branch, Bangalore
IFSC Code:                    UTIB0000558

Please email info on Donor’s name, address, email, phone number, amount and date of transfer to info@paramfoundation.org

  • You can also send Draft / Cheque drawn in favour of ‘Param Foundation’ to the below mentioned address.

Param Foundation, 93/1, Gavipuram Main Road, Kempegowda Nagar, Bengaluru – 560019
Phone: 97312 64009 / 98801 31183

For foreign contributions, please send an email to info@paramfoundation.org . We will provide the account details.

(All donations are exempted from tax under section 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961)

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