Srini Swaminathan is providing tea, bun, bread and chapatis by crowd-sourcing funds
After bracing strong winds on Wednesday as Cyclone Nivar made landfall, Chennaites woke up to reports of uprooted trees, waterlogging and flooded areas across the city.
The cyclone landed during the early hours of Thursday, displacing many people from low lying areas and the banks of the river Koovam and Adyar flowing through the city.
Amidst the district administration, local bodies and other government agencies working at multiple levels for relief work, city-based Srini Swaminathan is ensuring that thousands of the vulnerable and displaced are fed.
Since Wednesday, Srini, an independent social development consultant, has provided tea, buns and bread and chapati packets to about 3,000 people. Srini had helped migrants returning on the ‘Shramik’ trains during the COVID-19 lockdown in a similar way.