In the wake of floods in many areas of Assam, Guwahati centre set up relief camps in some areas of Morigaon and Darang districts. Essential food supplies such as chira (flattened rice), gur (jaggery), bread, biscuits, bananas and necessary items such as mosquito-nets, saris, dhotis, etc. were distributed among 628 families. Free medical services were provided to the ailing in the camps.
On 23 July we were informed by our Rajkot centre that some households living on the banks of the local Machhu river in Morbi district have been inundated owing to release of water from the Morbi Dam. The centre served cooked food to 17,600 flood-affected people of Maliya and Mitana villages in Morbi district. Limbdi centre served food packets, milk, biscuits and plastic-sheets to about 520 flood-affected people in their nearby areas. A relief team, consisting of monastic members from our Vadodara and Rajkot centres, has reached the worst affected Banaskantha district in north Gujarat. Flash flood caused by incessant rainfall has wrecked untold suffering in the area. Our relief team has distributed 1000 relief kits (containing various dry food materials and tarpaulin) in about 20 remote and neglected villages of Dhanera, Deesa, Tharad and Vav (near the Indo-Pak international border) talukas which had not received any helping hand till now. Arrangements are being made to distribute garments, utensils and 400 handcarts among the affected families. Further reports are awaited. Relief Services Photos
Heavy incessant rainfall and resulting breaching of dams has caused severe floods in extensive areas of Howrah, Hooghly, East Medinipur and West Medinipur districts. In view of severe inundation in Amta, Arambag, Chaipat, Daspur, Ghatal, Khanakul, Mansuka, Pursurah, Udaynarayanpur and other areas, our centres in Antpur, Belgharia, Gourhati, Ichapur, Kamarpukur, Medinipur, Saradapitha, along with relief teams from the Headquarters, have made arrangements to distribute around 100 tons of chira (rice flakes), 10 tons of sugar, 2500 tarpaulins, milk powder, biscuits, etc. among nearly 30,000 flood-affected families. Further reports are awaited. Relief Services Photos
Subsequent to a landslide at Kabu Masi village in West Siang district, Aalo centre distributed 16 blankets, 4 sets of utensils (each set containing 4 plates, 4 bowls, two cooking pots, a kettle, a bucket, a ladle, a jug, a tumbler and a mug) and stationery items (notebooks, pens, pencils, etc) among 4 affected families on 16 July.
Chennai Students’ Home completed the following projects in July benefiting nearly 2200 families:
(a) Desilting of 2 ponds, one at Koodakudi Sambankulam in Nagapattinam district and another at Ammayappan Thenkal Kulam village in Tiruvarur district.
(b) Sinking of 15 bore-wells and installation of 15 hand pumps in 11 villages of Nagapattinam district and 4 villages of Thiruvarur district.
(c) Sinking of a deep bore-well and installation of a submersible pump at Maavoor Atrangarai village in Tiruvarur district.
(d) Fixing of a pipeline and installation of a hand pump at Kalasampadi Kottagam village in Nagapattinam district.