(a) Assam: In the wake devastating floods caused by incessant rains and breach of riverbanks in Dhemaji district, our Itanagar centre distributed 7600 kg rice, 1900 kg dal (lentils), 380 kg edible oil, 190 kg gur (molasses), 380 kg salt, 3800 matchboxes, 760 bars of soap, 380 kg detergent powder, 760 packets of candles, 760 mats and 380 utensil sets among 380 affected families in Kabu Chapori Sele village in Jonai sub-division on 11 September.
Flood Relief by Ramakrishna Mission, Itanagar
(b) Bihar:Chapra centre distributed 4000 kg chira (rice flakes) and 850 kg gur among 1412 flood-affected families in Revelganj and Sadar blocks of Saran district from 22 August to 6 September. Patna centre distributed 12,810 kg chira, 4100 kg gur, 4200 kg salt, 4248 kg sattu (gram flour), 19,775 match boxes, 24,000 candles and 1250 litres of fruit juice among 4248 affected families in Maner and Fatuwa blocks of Patna district from 25 to 31 August.
Flood Relief by Ramakrishna Mission, Patna
(c) Madhya Pradesh:Allahabad centre distributed 2025 kg aata (flour), 162 kg dal (lentils), 830 kg potatoes, 162 kg salt, 162 saris, 162 dhotis, 162 chaddars, 162 blankets, 1220 bamboos and 83 plastic sheets among 83 flood-affected families of 5 villages in Rewa district on 22 and 23 September.
Flood Relief at Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) by Ramakrishna Mission, Allahabad
(d) Uttar Pradesh:Allahabad centre distributed 1020 kg chira, 500 kg gur, 1248 packets of biscuits, 1020 bottles of drinking water, 25 kg milk powder, 60 saris and 40 t-shirts among 707 affected families in Belli, Ganganagar, Chota Bhagara, Dhararia and Baksibandh areas of Allahabad district on 24 & 25 August.
(e) Telangana: Many poor families in Hyderabad and Secunderabad were affected owing to severe water stagnation caused by torrential rains. Our Hyderabad centre served cooked food (tamarind rice) and distributed bread, biscuits, milk, etc. among nearly 1000 affected people in Banjara Hills, Lalapet and Begumpet areas of the city from 24 to 26 September.
Flood Relief by Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad
(f) West Bengal:Antpur centre distributed 30,600 kg chira and 450 kg sugar among 8610 flood-affected families in 32 villages of Udaynarayanpur block of Howrah district and Jangipara block in Hooghly district from 25 to 28 August.
Jessore centre distributed 8000 kg rice, 3200 kg potato, 670 kg chira, 540 packets of mosquito-coils, 540 packets of detergent powder, etc. among 1800 flood-affected families in Manirampur, Keshabpur and Abhaynagar Upazilas in Jessore district from 1 to 4 September.
Andhra Pradesh: The devastating cyclone of 12 September and the ensuing downpour caused severe water inundation in some districts of the state. On 15 and 16 September, Vijayawada centre distributed 250 kg rice, 100 kg red gram, 50 kg sugar, 25 kg tamarind, 50 litres of edible oil, 50 kg flour, 100 towels, 100 dupats (rugs), 100 saris with blouse and 50 utensil sets (each set containing 2 plates, 2 tumblers, a pot and a ladle) among 50 affected families in Macherla village in Guntur district.
Cyclone Relief Services by Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada
Fiji: Continuing its relief work among the people affected by Winston Cyclone, Fiji centre distributed 5764 packets of agricultural seeds (12 varieties), 166 rolls of fishing lines, 2000 water containers (20 l), 110 computers and various other relief materials to thousands of affected families. The centre also provided medical assistance to 3974 affected people from May to September.
Cyclone Relief Services by Ramakrishna Mission, Fiji
Assam: From 27 to 29 August, Karimganj centre distributed 21 saris, 51 dhotis, 14 packets of biscuits, 21 utensil sets and 55 blankets among 41 families affected by an accidental fire at Charbazar area in Karimganj district.
Fire Relief by Ramakrishna Mission, Karimganj
Maharashtra:Pune centre had undertaken a ‘Water Conservation Project’ by excavating the river Kanadi at Shiur village in Ahmednagar district. Excavation started on 14 May. The project involved providing compartment bunds on the river while excavating the riverbed based on Shirpur pattern. Following the arrival of the monsoons, the part of the river excavated by us has filled with water and it is expected that this will ensure a permanent solution to the persistent water scarcity problem in the area. The project was formally inaugurated on 18 September.
Water Conservation Project by Ramakrishna Math, Pune
Tamil Nadu: Chennai Students’ Home handed over 14 newly built low-cost houses to poor flood-affected families of Kanchivoyal village in Thiruvallur district on 24 September.
Rehabilitation programme by Rmakrishna Mission Students’ Home, Chennai