Saluting all voluntary effortsThe "Gaja" has destroyed parts of Tami Nadu. People who depended so much on agriculture have been affected. The prices of coconut, for example, have already gone through the roof, as acres of fertile plantations have been destroyed.
We should salute the volunteers. The Kerala Chief Minister has despatched his Electricity Board employees to help in restoring electricity. So has the AP Government.
Hundreds of volunteers are in action. Relief materials are pouring in. While the Government is trying to do something, there is so much more to be done. The unrest is chiefly due to hunger and thirst. Yes, drinking water has not reached the interior villages. Water cannot be pumped up for supply, as there is no electricity. This is a horrible situation.
Let us join hands in saluting all voluntary efforts. Humanity is very much alive in India.