JK Bank 'support program' to cover 23,000 worst flood-hit families

JK Bank 'support program' to cover 23,000 worst flood-hit families

J&K Bank along with its bancassurance partner, MetLife India, today started its “support programme” aimed to help flood-hit people.

Srinagar, Dec 16:J&K Bank along with its bancassurance partner, MetLife India, today started its “support programme” aimed to help flood-hit people.

Chairman and CEO Mushtaq Ahmad flanked by Executive Presidents Parvez Ahmad & Abdul Hamid Banday kicked off the programme at the bank’s Corporate Headquarters, here.

Under the programme, 5000 winter-kits containing 10,000 blankets, 5,000 solar lamps, 5,000 hot-water bottles and 5,000 non-electric water purifiers were handed over to the Zonal Heads of the bank for onward distribution among the already mapped worst-hit families in their respective service areas.

Speaking on the occasion, Mushtaq Ahmad said, “Being conscious that the winter shall only compound the miseries of families severely affected by the recent floods, we are beginning our support programme today that will eventually cover more than 23,200 identified worst-hit families.”

“In the first phase supported by our bancassurance partner MetLife India, the 5000 winter-kits will be delivered at the doorsteps of the identified families to at least help them deal with the harsh winters,” he said. 

The second phase of the programme shall be carried out exclusively by J&K Bank that will cover another 18,000 plus such families, the chairman JK Bank said.

Notably, across the flood affected geography, the mapping of the worst-affected families was done by the bank’s zonal offices and cluster offices that identified and prepared the list of affected families in their respective services areas.

“The bank’s teams meticulously mapped the flood hit areas and sought list of worst hit families from the Mohalla committees,” Executive President, JK Bank, Parvez Ahmad said, while giving detailed account of the relief distribution mechanism of the bank. 

Parvez is the chairman of the relief distribution committee of the bank.

Each winter-kit contains two warm blankets, solar lamps, non-electric drinking-water purifier and a hot-water rubber bottle.       

Meanwhile, Tarun Chugh, MD & CEO, PNB MetLife said, “We express our sincere condolences to the aggrieved families and victims of the floods in Jammu & Kashmir. In this hour of need, we are committed to helping and supporting our customers, employees and the local community.”

“While we have been settling claims in record time through our help desks, we also set up medical and relief camps for the local community,” he said, adding that the company has partnered with J&K Bank to give impetus to the relief work on the onset of winters. 

“We aim to work with the local community to help them tide over this period. We are also setting up winter tuition centers and trauma counselling for the underprivileged children supported by our project CRY and JKASW.”