Drought Relief Work in Karnataka, Maharashtra & Telangana : May 2016

Updated : 28 May 2016

Lack of sufficient rainfall and searing heatwave has caused an acute drought situation in a major portion of the country. Lakhs of families are suffering from lack of minimum potable water. Agriculture and livestock has also been severely affected. This grave drought situation at the very onset of summer is a serious concern.

Seeing the misery, Ramakrishna Mission has initiated drought relief work in some of the affected areas. Thousands of liters of drinking water is being distributed among the drought victims through our Pune and Aurangabad centres in Satara and Aurangabad districts respectively of Maharashtra, through our Belagavi and Ponnampet centres in Belagavi and Kodagu districts respectively of Karnataka and through our Hyderabad centre in Warangal, Ranga Reddy and Karimnagar districts of Telangana. A brief report of the relief work conducted so far is given below:

MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA
Centre Area Duration Population Quantity of Water Supply
Pune 3 villages in Khatav Taluk in Satara district 8 April to 24 May (Ongoing) 9,000 people (approx.) 28,10,000 litres
4 villages in Ahmednagar district 6 to 19 May 8695 people (approx.) 8,52,000 litres
Aurangabad 20 villages in Aurangabad taluk/district 1 to 23 May (Ongoing) 17,990 people (approx.) 13,74,500 litres
KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA
Belgavi (Belgaum) 16 villages in Athani and Baihongal Taluks in Belgavi district 10 April to 28 May (Ongoing) 77,200 people (approx.) 60,58,000 litres
Ponnampet Halligattu Deva colony and Seetha Colony in Kodagu district May 2016 (Ongoing) 110 families 24,000 litres
TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA
Hyderabad Adalpur village in Yalal Mandal, Ranga Reddy district 28 April to 10 May 508 families (approx.) 6800 litres
7 villages in Warangal district 30 April to 25 May (Ongoing) 6810 families 10,56,000 litres
4 villages in Karimnagar district 6085 families 8,85,000 litres
8 colonies in Adilabad district 1195 families 3,27,000 litres

 

Moreover, Hyderabad centre has excavated a temporary well on the riverbed in Adalpur village in Ranga Reddy district. Water is being pumped from this well to the village situated 1.5 km away. The centre has also distributed 40,100 litres of buttermilk at Nizamabad and Karimnagar areas among 1,60,018 people from 1 April to 26 May.

Our Visakhapatnam centre undertook a water supply project under which it has laid 10,000 metres of HDP pipeline and supplied water tanks to facilitate the supply of drinking water to 265 households belonging to 10 villages in Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The relief work is going on and is expected to continue for some time.

 

 


Updated : 13 May 2016

Lack of sufficient rainfall and searing heatwave has caused an acute drought situation in a major portion of the country. Lakhs of families are suffering from lack of minimum potable water. Agriculture and livestock has also been severely affected. This grave drought situation at the very onset of summer is a serious concern.

Seeing the misery, Ramakrishna Mission has initiated drought relief work in some of the affected areas. Thousands of liters of drinking water is being distributed among the drought victims through our Pune and Aurangabad centres in Satara and Aurangabad districts of Maharashtra respectively, through our Belgavi centre in Belgavi district of Karnataka and through our Hyderabad centre in Warangal, Ranga Reddy and Karimnagar districts of Telangana. A brief report of the relief work conducted so far is given below:

MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA
Centre Area Duration Population Quantity of Water Supply
Pune 3 villages in Khatav Taluk in Satara district 8 April to 9 May (Ongoing) 9,000 people (approx.) 19,10,000 litres
Aurangabad 17 villages in Aurangabad taluk/district 1 to 11 May (Ongoing) 17,180 people (approx.) 4,37,500 litres
KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA
Belgavi (Belgaum) 16 villages in Athani and Baihongal Taluks in Belgavi district 10 April to 7 May (Ongoing) 77,200 people (approx.) 47,77,000 litres
TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA
Hyderabad Adalpur village in Yalal Mandal, Ranga Reddy district 28 April to 10 May 508 families (approx.) 6800 litres
7 villages in Warangal district 30 April to 12 May (Ongoing) 3850 families 5,64,000 litres
4 villages in Karimnagar district 3200 families 4,15,000 litres
8 colonies in Adilabad district 1010 families 1,20,000 litres

Moreover, Hyderabad centre has excavated a temporary well on the riverbed in Adalpur village in Ranga Reddy district. Water is being pumped from this well to the village situated 1.5 km away. The centre has also distributed 1800 litres of buttermilk at Nizamabad and Karimnagar areas among 10,800 people from 30 April to 4 May.

 

 


Report as on 02 May 2016 :

Lack of sufficient rainfall and searing heatwave has caused an acute drought situation in a major portion of the country. Lakhs of families are suffering from lack of minimum potable water. Agriculture and livestock has also been severely affected. This grave drought situation at the very onset of summer is a serious concern for us all.

Seeing the miserable plight of these poor and needy people, Ramakrishna Mission has initiated drought relief work in some of the affected areas. Thousands of liters of drinking water is being distributed among the drought victims through our Pune and Aurangabad centres in Satara and Aurangabad districts of Maharashtra respectively, through our Belgavi centre in Belgavi district of Karnataka and through our Hyderabad centre in Warangal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Ranga Reddy and Karimnagar districts of Telangana. A brief report of the relief work conducted so far is given below:

MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA
Centre Area Duration Population Quantity of Water Supply
Pune Pedgaon, Mandave and Tadavale villages in Khatav Taluk in Satara district 8 to 27 April (Ongoing) 9,000 people (approx.) 10,90,000 litres
Aurangabad Pachod, Ekod Tanda – 2, Adgaon Bhil Basti and Chincholi Tanda villages in Aurangabad taluk/district 1 May (Ongoing) 2,760 people 15,000 litres
KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA KARNATAKA
Belgavi (Belgaum) 16 villages in Athani and Baihongal Taluks in Belgavi district 10 to 27 April (Ongoing) 77,200 people (approx.) 27,86,000 litres
TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA TELANGANA
Hyderabad 14 villages in Rangareddy, Adilabad and Warangal districts. One station each in Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts 28 April (onwards) 10,200 people (approx.) --

 

 

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