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On December 26, 2004, a catastrophic Tsunami hit several countries in Asia. It was a calamity that affected an estimated 2.7 million lives in India. Sensing the proportion and extent of this large-scale disaster, Siemens instantly sprung into action. In a collaborative effort with its employees, Siemens distributed family kits comprising essential utility items to the Tsunami survivors, numbering about 5,000 people. This initiative was undertaken in coordination with the Red Cross Society.
Realizing the need for a long-term rehabilitation, Siemens along with the German Business Community in India joined hands with Srinivasan Services Trust, a reputed NGO and adopted 4 villages in the affected regions of Nagapattinam and Kanyakumari districts. The rehabilitation plan covers five areas, namely constructing Medical & Social centers, building Houses, providing education infrastructure and training, providing livelihood opportunities and undertaking Rural Development.
Our goal is to lift 80 % of the people in the adopted villages above the poverty line in 5-6 years.
As an extension of our initiative to provide rehabilitation to the areas worst affected by the Tsunami, Siemens is closely evaluating the volume of restoration work required in neighboring Sri Lanka, where we are committed to undertake rehabilitation work in the near future. more