Activities 2017-18 : Relief Work


The Mission and Math conducted several relief and rehabilitation operations during the year. Details of some operations are given below.

Flood Relief

Sl.
No.
Area affected – 
State / Districts
 Items distributed

No. of families served

 

1

Assam (Dhemaji) 6000 kg rice, 3000 kg dal, 3035 kg
potatoes, 600 kg cooking oil, 600 kg salt, 300 kg milk powder, 1200 packets of candles, 6000  packets  of matchboxes, 600 kg detergent powder and 1200 bars of soap.
 

600

 

2

Assam (Morigaon, Darang and Nagaon) 1150 buns, 204 bananas, 1050 packets of biscuits, 966 mosquito- nets, 831 saris, 485 dhotis, 100
lungis, 3000 candles and 600 packets of matchboxes.
 

1,101

 

3

Bihar
(Muzaffarpur)
2500 plates of cooked food, 1500 kg chira (rice flakes) and 400 kg gur (molasses).  

625

 

4

Bihar (Katihar) 6530 kg chira, 285 kg  sugar, 413 kg gur, 700 packets of biscuits, 350 litres of bottled drinking water, 570 polythene sheets, 4716 candles,  700 torches and 4146 packets of matchboxes.  

1,866

 

 

5

Gujarat (Banaskantha and Patan) 3000 food packets, 11,959 kg rice,
13,268 kg flour, 3553 kg dal, 2030 kg gram, 1015 kg salt, 1298 kg edible oil, 1015 kg sugar, 536 kg farsan (snacks), 3612 packets of biscuits, 12,180  candles,  1015 matchboxes, 1701 utensils, 1015 tarpaulins, etc.
 

 

1,902

 

6

Gujarat (Surendranagar) 21,245 plates of cooked food, 462 litres of milk, 2625 packets of assorted snacks, 500 packets of biscuits, 500 packets of dry food materials and 25 plastic sheets.  

5,545

 

7

Tamil Nadu (Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur) 28,040 plates of cooked food, 5000 kg rice, 1000 kg suji (semolina), 1000 kg dal, 1000 kg salt, 1000 kg
tamarind, 1000 kg sugar, 700 kg assorted spices, 1000 litre cooking oil and 1000 mats.
 

4,855

 

 

8

Uttar Pradesh (Balarampur, Barabanki, Basti, Faizabad and Gonda) 4280  food  packets,  6500  kg  rice,
1300 kg dal, 1500 kg  chira,  300  kg sugar, 2410 kg salt, 5000 litres of drinking water,  3324 saris,  4650 shirts,  600  T-shirts,  7251 trousers,
1750 tops, 7791 children’s garments,
808   mosquito-nets,   7000 halogen tablets, 8 kg chlorine tablets, 12,670 candles, 2535 packets of matchboxes and 606 tarpaulins.
 

 

8,208

 

 

 

9

West Bengal (Cooch Behar, Hooghly, Howrah, Malda, West Medinipur, South
24-Parganas and
North Dinajpur)
22,795 plates of cooked food, 156 tons of chira, 16 tons of sugar, 14 tons of rice, 1648 kg dal, 238 kg muri (puffed rice), 1000 loaves of bread, 47,923 packets of biscuits, 8162 kg other food materials, 2126 litres of drinking water, 17,865 garments, 2000 blankets, 2444 tarpaulins/ plastic sheets, 2208 kg bleaching powder, 9 lakh halogen tablets, 1404  packets  of    candles, 2000 matchboxes,  2800  notebooks,  700 pens, 700 pencils, 700 erasers, 215 kg cattle feed and 25 water drums.  

 

 

84,814

 


Distress Relief

Our branch centres distributed the following items to poor and needy people in their respective areas: 2,59,657 shirts/T-shirts, 1,58,572 trousers/denims, 34,549 saris, 12,621 dhotis, 9526 school bags, 41,393 belts & wallets, 5405 socks & mufflers, 11,268 shoes, 2137 mosquito-nets, 11,680 kg flour, 5145 kg rice, 200 kg dalia, 1,212 kg dal, 852 kg edible oil, 415 kg salt, 17 kg baby food, 54 packets of biscuits, 259 kg glucose powder, 367 kg nutrimix, 83 kg milk powder, 100 stoves, 21,009 notebooks, 4211 exercise books, 16,898 pens, 5,098 bars of bathing soap, 650 bottles of hair oil, 215 kg washing powder, 1 lakh halogen tablets, etc.


Cyclone Relief

Our centres in Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Ramharipur and Naora distributed the following items to 3228 families affected by Ockhi and other cyclonic storms: 4200 plates of cooked food, 14,700 kg rice, 2720 kg dal, 2720 kg salt, 22 kg dry chillies, 735 kg edible oil, 110 kg sugar, 550 kg tea leaves, 220 coconuts, 3000 loaves of bread, 2650 kg sugar, 1250 kg suji, 875 kg assorted spices, 1250 packets of candles,1250 matchboxes, 618 asbestos sheets, 256 matkas (ridge covers), 388 chalkaths (wooden beams), 457 batams (long wooden sticks), 201 tarpaulins and 63 CGI


Fire Relief

In response to nine accidental fires, our centres in Aalo, Itanagar and Bhubaneswar distributed the following items among 240 affected families: 589 blankets, 100 saris, 127 sets of utensils (containing plates, cooking pots, etc), 216 kg rice, 96 kg dal, 48 litres of edible oil, 48 kg salt, 48 kg chira, 48 kg muri, 12 kg tea leaves, 48 kg sugar,etc.


Winter Relief

A total of 59,098 blankets and 2,27,429 winter garments were distributed among poor people through 102 branch centres in India.


Landslide Relief

In response to two landslides in West Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh, Aalo centre distributed 27 blankets, 5 sets of utensils (containing plates, cooking pots, etc) and stationery items (notebooks, pens, etc) among 5 affected


Rehabilitation Work

Bamunmura centre built a house for a needy family staying near the

In the wake of the Cyclone Ockhi, Chennai Math distributed 5170 asbestos sheets and 1480 roof tiles among 620 cyclone- affected

Chennai Students’ Home desilted 8 ponds and 3 wells, sunk 7 cement-ring wells, 58 bore-wells and 7 deep bore-wells, and installed 43 hand-pumps in Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur districts, benefitting nearly 7485 families and 300

Puri Mission centre distributed 14 cycle-carts and 3 cycle- rickshaws.

Rahara centre distributed 3 cycle-rickshaws, a tricycle and a rickshaw van.

Saradapitha centre installed two arsenic-and-iron removal water purifier plants at Manikchak village in Malda district and Sandelerbil village in North 24-Parganas

The following centres distributed  187 sewing machines in all: Chandipur (6), Khetri (114), Nattarampalli (44), Ponnampet (14), Rahara (9).

A sum of Rs. 43.52 crore was spent on relief and rehabilitation operations to help 10,52,633 people of 4,61,685 families in 6724 villages.


 

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