Chennai, a city of 4.6 million people on India's south east coast, was reeling from the heaviest and deadliest rains in decades. Since October 2015, flooding killed at least 280 people in the region, according to the National Disaster Response Force. About 28,000 people were rescued and more than 1.25 lakh people were evacuated. Despite combined rescue efforts by the military and civilian emergency services, some areas were yet to receive relief and undertake rescue operations. KPIT decided to support our Partner NGO Youth For Seva in rehabilitation work. We raised Rs.10, 00,000/- which has been deployed in medical aid of the flood victims.
The 2015 Nepal earthquake that killed more than 7,000 people and injured more than twice as many, occurred on 25 April, with a moment magnitude of 7.8 on Richter scale. It was the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. KPIT CSR Team was part of the immediate rescue work and also initiated the rehabilitation work.