In the aftermath of the fury caused by incessant rains in Kerala, the Kerala Master Printers Association (KMPA) has started working on various levels to understand the extent of the disaster and plan what is to be done for the printing fraternity. KMPA office bearers have visited some units already in order to understand the ground reality. So far, KMPA has taken some measures such as speaking to major machines manufacturers and their agents to ensure speedy service intervention at damaged units so that the printers can get their machines up and running in the minimum time.
KMPA started giving printers information about the SOPs to be taken care of whilst preparing insurance claims. It has also spoken to the president of IPAMA, Dayaker Reddy, so that its members can be updated with the prevailing situation. Many of the IPAMA members’ machines are running at KMPA members’ printing units. KMPA has sought help and timely support in the aforementioned exercise.
KMPA also convened an executive committee meeting and decided to form a special team which will visit individual printing units and assess the damage systematically. The team will be headed by the KMPA president. According to KMPA’s initial assessment, printers in Kerala have suffered losses worth more Rs. 50 croreover the last week when floods wreaked havoc across the state.
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KMPA has requested the support of AIFMP in the aforementioned areas in whatever manner possible. One way of lending a helping hand could be by intimating the affiliate associations or other trade bodies to contribute their best. In order to provide financial assistance, please find the account details at the bottom. It is requested from all to kindly send an email to [email protected] with UTR number so that the transaction could be tracked and confirmation provided.
Moreover, as the flood waters have slowly started to recede, the magnitude of the disaster is unfolding. KMPA has personally supervised as many printing units as possible; they remained fully or partially submerged in water with their owners and employees rendered homeless. For most of those printers, their entire life savings and earnings destroyed in a few days of nature’s fury. Most of them are stranded in relief camps without access to basic necessities. Furthermore, KMPA has requested cooperation and support from all during this hour of crisis.
Account Name – KERALA MASTER PRINTERS ASSOCIATION
Bank – STATE BANK OF INDIA
Branch – Kaloor, Kochi
Account No – 30477931783
IFSC Code – SBIN0008621