MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai is deeply distressed at the loss of many lives and properties in the devastating floods that ravaged more than 760 villages in Maharashtra. Expressing grave concern over this unprecedented natural disaster, Mr. Kamal Morarka, Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai remarked, “We are extremely saddened at the tragic loss of more than 40 lives and displacement of 5 lakh people in this catastrophic deluge across 760 villages in the state. This natural calamity has put people to severe hardship by damaging their crops, livestock, homes and public infrastructure. Our sincere prayers and hopes are with the families that are struggling to recover from this massive devastation. We express our deep sense of admiration to all the Government of Maharashtra and its agencies, NGOs and volunteers working tirelessly to help the victims.”
Mr. Morarka further remarked, “I am confident that the coordinated efforts being taken by the central and the state government will help bring back normalcy in the affected areas at the earliest. To mitigate the crisis, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai donated Rs. one crore as a humble contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. We reiterate our continued support to the government’s measures to restore normalcy in the affected districts.”
The Cheque for the relief fund was handed over to the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis by Mr. Kamal Morarka, Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai accompanied by Mr. Vijay G. Kalantri, Capt. Somesh Batra (Vice Chairmen), Mr. Y.R. Warerkar – Director General and Mrs. Rupa Naik - Senior Director (MVIRDC WTC).
Even as emergency relief measures are underway on war footing, the scale of the challenge is colossal with far-reaching implications on the state of the economy. The heavy rain will have adverse impact on the economy as western Maharashtra contributes significantly to the state’s total production of sugarcane and dairy, besides serving as a hub for engineering industries stressed Mr. Morarka.