Actor Siddharth who has been at the forefront of relief work at an individual and volunteer level has said that conditions in rain-hit Cuddalore district have been exaggerated. He requested people to be concerned, rather than act dramatic.
Cuddalore, a coastal town, was one of worst affected places due to the heavy downpour in Tamil Nadu over the last few weeks.
“We went to 15 villages. Many of these were described as drowning, starving, and unserviced on social media. Not true. Do not comment on Cuddalore from outside. There are places that are struggling. Do not confuse relief work. Be concerned. Not dramatic,” Siddharth posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday.
Food is not the priority. Water is receding. Life is returning to normal. Donate bedsheets, candles, insect repellent, water. #chennaimicro— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 6, 2015
He further added that Cuddalore needs help, not panic.
“Send bedding, blankets, and mosquito coil. Send smaller trucks that can go on kuchha roads and identify groups that are addressing the hard-to-reach hamlets. Prioritize small villages away from main road and do not use relief labels or banners on trucks as they will be attacked,” he said.
He also requested volunteers to seek police help.
Urgent. Women's undergarments are bring requested in all areas. Sanitary napkins are in good supply. Please donate undergarments in bulk.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 6, 2015