Activities 2018-19 : Relief Work

The Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math conducted several relief and rehabilitation operations during the year. The total expenditure incurred on these was Rs. 42.41 crore (Rs. 5.49 crore in cash and Rs. 36.92 crore in kind). In all, 9,73,037 people of 5,64,728 families in 6922 villages were benefitted. Details of some major operations are given below.

Flood Relief

Sl. No. Area affected –

State / Districts

Items distributed No. of families served
1 Assam –

Dt. Karimganj

2050 kg rice, 420 kg dal, 1000 kg potatoes, 84 litres of edible oil, 425 kg salt, 84 kg milk powder, 840 biscuit packets, 2430 packets of ORS and 1268 packets of halogen tablets. 405
2 Karnataka –

Dt. Kodagu

9745 kg rice, 2954 kg flour, 2902 kg dal, 2810 kg vegetables, 1228 kg assorted spices, 1283 litres of edible oil, 592 kg milk powder, 453 kg tea leaves, 10,631 bakery products, 13,360 packaged food items, 9984 packets of fruit juice, 4440 litres of water, 7639 assorted garments, 36,141 assorted household items, 1146 pairs of footwear and 2062 stationery items. 2,065
3 Kerala –

Dt. Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Wayanad, etc

98,646 kg rice, 22,559 kg dal, 32,922 kg dry food materials, 4318 kg edible oil, 75,507 garments, 9785 utensils sets (each set containing a pressure cooker, 2 pots, 5 plates, 2 cups, 3 tumblers, 5 spoons and a ladle), over 11.15 lakh assorted education materials along with other necessary items such as blankets, bedsheets, towels, mats, school bags, umbrellas, cattle-feed and solar lamps. 37,172 and 1.17 lakh students
4 Manipur –

Dt. Imphal

10,950 kg rice, 2000 kg dal, 1081 litres of edible oil, 1100 kg salt and 1101 packets of other food items. 1,070
5 Tripura –

Dt. Unakoti

800 kg rice, 37 kg dal, 2550 kg chira, 330 kg sugar, 175 kg salt, 848 packets of biscuits, 213 kg milk powder, 2414 litres of drinking water, 1330 sets of utensils (each set containing cooking pot, bucket, mug and ladle), 576 bars of soap, 3000 saris, 2000 dhotis, 1727 notebooks and other necessary items. 2,986
6 Uttar Pradesh –Dt. Faizabad and Gonda 1250 kg rice, 1250 kg flour, 500 kg dal, 1250 kg potatoes, 500 kg chira, 125 kg sugar, 250 kg salt, 902 saris, 860 lungis, 250 tarpaulins, 250 packets of candles, 530 mosquito-nets and 600 matchboxes. 1,030
7 West Bengal –

Dt. Bankura and Jhargram

550 kg rice, 210 kg dal, 500 kg chira, 196 kg gur (molasses), 1072 packets of biscuits, 350 garments, 72 torches, 204 packets of matchboxes, 204 packets of candles, 80 bedsheets, 91 tarpaulins, 23 kg plastic sheets, 30,000 halogen tablets, 7600 plates of cooked food, 439 kg food items, 2680 assorted snacks, 126 litres of water, 400 saris, 200 dhotis and 50 lungis. 7,730

Distress Relief

Our branch centres distributed the following items to poor and needy people in their respective areas: 600 packets of cooked food, 3380 kg flour, 5104 kg rice, 869 kg dal, 1457 kg edible oil, 760 kg salt, 1199 kg sugar, 750 kg suji (semolina), 140 coconuts, 105 kg baby food, 371 packets of biscuits, 200 packets of health drink, 152 kg milk powder, 107 packets of cake, 2,72,303 shirts/T-shirts, 1,74,374  trousers, 31,572 saris, 6086 dhotis, 358 lungis, 2227 chaddars, 187 assorted garments, 1744 children’s garments, 1268 school uniforms, 1803 pairs of socks, 1603 pairs of footwear, 573 bedsheets, 2163 mosquito-nets, 2 lakh halogen tablets, 333 plastic sheets, 4390 bars of bathing soap, 1962 bottles of hair oil, 235 pouches of shampoo, 660 bars of washing soap, 445 packets of washing powder, 602 umbrellas, 310 pots, 31,689 notebooks, 15,303 pens, 4654 pencils, 667 erasers and 750 geometry boxes.

Cyclone Relief

Our centres in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal distributed the following items to 5257 families affected by Titli, Gaja and other cyclonic storms: 2150 blankets, 8842 garments, 2780 saris, 8275 bedding material (bed-sheets, pillows, mosquito nets, etc), 224 utensils, 735 emergency lights, 7888 kg of groceries (vegetables, milk powder, flour, spices, tea leaves, sugar, etc), 62,000 packets of cooked food, 24,200 kg rice, 3880 kg dal, 2720 kg salt, 22 kg dry chillies, 2280 kg edible oil and 464 asbestos sheets.

Fire Relief

In response to accidental fires in their areas, our centres in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal distributed the following items among 139 affected families: 169 blankets, 787 garments, 125 kg rice, 235 kg groceries (potatoes, onions, etc) and 146 biscuit packets.

Summer Relief

A total of 3000 litres of lemonade, 75,715 litres of buttermilk, 1.34 lakh litres of drinking water were distributed among the thirsty wayfarers by our centres in Chennai, Hyderabad, Puri and Salem.

Winter Relief

A total of 59,060 blankets and 1.53 lakh winter garments (sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, etc) were distributed among poor people through 107 branch centres in India.

Rehabilitation Work

A total of 59,060 blankets and 1.53 lakh winter garments (sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, etc) were distributed among poor people through 107 branch centres in India.

The headquarters and the following centres distributed various items, shown against their names, to needy people:

  1. Antpur: 81 sets of weaving accessories, 25 sewing machines and 17 rickshaw vans.
  2. Chandipur: 12 sewing machines.
  3. Chennai Math: 1000 tarpaulins in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and Thiruvarur districts.
  4. Chennai Students’ Home: Diesel engine spare parts among 123 families in Nagapattinam district.
  5. Contai: 22 asbestos sheets, 30 bamboo poles, 12 wooden pillars and other construction materials to a family.
  6. Guwahati: 11 tantsal and 22 sewing machines.
  7. Headquarters: An e-rickshaw.Kanchipuram: 169 asbestos sheets and 1200 palm-leaf mats among 13 families in Thanjavur district.
  8. Khetri: 105 sewing machines.
  9. Rahara: 6 sewing machines, 6 cycle rickshaws, 4 rickshaw vans, 6 tricycles and 2 wheelchairs.
  10. Taki: 12 cycle-rickshaws, 114 fishing-nets and 1 fishing boat.
  11. Visakhapatnam: Various boat-repair materials among 750 families in Srikakulam district.

Vadodara centre desilted 10 wells in Dahod district in order to provide drinking water facility to the tribal community living there.

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