Chairman of RBS-Howard Davies, Managing Director RBS India-Pankaj Phatarphod and N Sunil Kumar, Head, Sustainability, RBS Asia Region & CEO, RBS Foundation met with P M Muthanna, Assistant Director (Conservation), WCS-India.
Chennai: The recent floods in Kerala have displaced more than a million people, and resulted in almost 400 deaths within two weeks. These floods have also severely impacted the livelihoods of people in Kerala, where landslides have cut off villages and resulted in loss of employment for the people.
WCS-India will work with the Kerala Forest Department, with support of the Royal Bank of Scotland, to provide employment opportunities to forest-dwellers affected by the flood to help them rebuild livelihoods in Wayanad. Our joint efforts will support people’s livelihoods while simultaneously working with the Forest Department to eradicate the invasive species Senna spectabilis (Manjakkona) in Wayanad’s forests.
On 3rd September, WCS-India Assistant Director (Conservation Support) Mr. P.M. Muthanna met with Mr. Howard Davies, RBS Chairman, Mr. Pankaj Phatarphod, RBS India, Managing Director & Country Head of Services, and Mr. Sunil Kumar Nandamudi, Head, Sustainability, RBS Asia Region & CEO, RBS Foundation to formalize our partnership and assist with rehabilitation of flood-affected people in Kerala.