Relief Services : A Brief Report as on 1 December 2021

Flood Relief

As some parts of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal received heavy rainfall in November resulting in floods, the following centres carried out relief operations, details of which are given below:

Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati centre served food to 770 people in Tirupati from 19 to 22 November.

Kerala

Pala centre distributed 200 kg wheat flour, 200 kg green gram, 100 litres cooking oil, 60 kg assorted spices, 200 kg sugar, 50 kg tea powder, 200 umbrellas, 200 ladies’ garments, 200 dhotis, 200 lungis, 400 towels, 200 bed sheets, 200 saris and 200 sets of utensils (each set containing a rice pot, 2 plates, 1 mug, 3 ladles and 2 tumblers) among 200 families in Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts on 14 and 15 November.

Tamil Nadu

Chennai Math served food to 2900 people, and distributed 615 kg rice, 158 kg pulses, 83 litres cooking oil, 85 kg assorted spices, 40 kg salt, 75 kg sugar, 115 tarpaulins, 275 bed sheets and 275 towels among 270 families in Chennai and Thiruvallur districts from 11 to 20 November.

Chennai Students’ Home served food to 417 persons, and distributed 3826 food packets and 2513 loaves of bread in Chennai and Thiruvallur districts from 11 to 14 November.

Kanchipuram centre distributed 80 blankets among tribal people in Kanchipuram district in November.

Malliankaranai centre served 2962 plates of food in Kanchipuram district from 8 to 12 November.

Thanjavur centre distributed 150 kg rice, 100 kg wheat flour, 100 kg pulses, 50 kg rava (semolina), 50 kg salt, 25 litres cooking oil, 10 kg sambar powder, 45 kg assorted spices, 100 kg sugar, 50 kg jaggery, 25 kg garlic, 100 kg onions, 50 sanitary pads, 250 masks, 200 bars of bathing soap, 50 bars of detergent and 50 bars of dish-washing soap among 50 families in Thanjavur district on 21 November. The centre also distributed 30 umbrellas among as many children of an orphanage in Thanjavur on 19 November.

Tamluk centre distributed 2000 kg muri (puffed rice), 1000 kg fried chira (rice flakes), 1000 kg chanachur (a snack mix) and 4000 packets of biscuits among 2000 families in Purba Medinipur district on 18 November.

Mumbai Corporation is running a free vaccination centre at Mumbai centre; 5360 doses were administered between 28 October and 25 November.

Varanasi Home of Service is running a free vaccination centre in which 378 persons received vaccination from 1 to 6 November.

 

Phoenix centre, along with its sub-centre in Johannesburg, distributed 1862 kg rice, 600 kg maize meal, 100 kg cereals, 40 kg wheat flour, 1260 kg pulses, 850 kg potatoes, 850 kg onions, 65 kg noodles, 100 kg assorted spices, 250 kg salt, 1000 litres cooking oil, 600 cans of tinned food, 40 kg soup powder, 25,000 tea bags, 250 litres milk, 265 kg sugar, 3304 breakfast cereal sachets, 685 packets of biscuits, 265 kg sugar, 3304 breakfast cereal sachets, 685 packets of biscuits, 200 tubes of toothpaste, 500 matchboxes, 500 bars of soap, 480 adult napkins and 5 wheelchairs among 250 families in November.  The centre also provided a litre of milk and a loaf of bread each to 22 families thrice a week, and LP gas cylinders to 14 families.  The centre gave a sewing machine to a speech and hearing impaired person and provided medical service to people.

Disturbance Relief

Following the incidents of rioting and arson in October, in which angry mobs targeted a minority community, three of our centres continued relief operations. Details are as follows:

Chandpur centre distributed 2 rickshaw vans and 21 fishing nets in Rangpur district on 30 October.

Dinajpur centre distributed 85 winter garments in Rangpur district on 6 November.

Rangpur centre distributed 100 blankets in Rangpur district on 13 November.

 

Winter Relief

Bagda: 665 blankets from 10 to 25 November.

Cossipore: 500 blankets from 27 October to 10 November.

Darjeeling: 225 blankets from 1 October to 25 November.

Deoghar: 400 blankets from 20 to 24 November.

Guwahati: 500 blankets from 14 to 28 November.

Hatamuniguda: 300 blankets on 24 November.

Indore: 800 blankets on 14 November.

Jhargram: 120 blankets on 21 November.

Manasadwip: 1000 blankets from 8 to 14 November.

Medinipur: 500 blankets from 17 October to 15 November.

Bagerhat: 425 saris, 190 lungis, 6 dhotis and 185 shirts from 7 to 17 October.

Baliati: 25 saris, 5 dhotis, 2 lungis, 101 assorted garments and 80 school bags from 11 to 24 October.

Dinajpur: 941 saris from 7 to 25 October.

Distress Relief

The following centres distributed blankets and winter garments, shown against their names, to needy people:

Balaram Mandir: 200 packets of biscuits, 60 kg wheat flour and 551 saris from 6 to 31 October.

Baranagar Mission: 500 saris, 500 lungis, 195 shirts, 195 trousers and 84 ladies’ garments from 2 to 10 October.

Darjeeling: 700 kg rice, 50 kg semolina, 100 kg pulses, 100 kg soya chunks, 7 kg noodles, 100 litres cooking oil, 100 kg salt, 76 kg assorted spices, 100 kg sugar, 286 packets of biscuits, 100 bars of bathing soap, 100 bars of detergent and 100 bars of dish-washing soap from 28 October to 21 November.

Guwahati: 170 saris on 21 November.

Hatamuniguda: 709 saris, 709 lungis, 195 bed sheets and 65 shirts from 7 to 23 November.

Headquarters (through Baganchra Ashrama): 460 saris, 220 lungis, 150 dhotis and 430 tubes of toothpaste in October.

Indore: 350 saris on 14 November.

Jamtara: 25 bags, 25 notebooks, 25 pens, 100 water vessels and 100 food packets on 31 October.

Jayrambati: 200 kg pulses, 100 litres cooking oil, 30 kg assorted spices, 100 bottles of hair oil, 100 bars of bathing soap, 100 bars of washing soap, 100 kg detergent powder, 100 saris, 100 napkins and 100 face masks on 20 November.

Koyilandy: 20 children’s garments on 4 November.

Medinipur: 500 saris, 500 lungis and 500 mosquito nets from 17 October to 15 November.

Mekhliganj: 500 saris and 500 lungis from 16 September to 5 November.

Nagpur: 1058 school uniforms, 1058 pens and 3174 notebooks from 9 to 27 October.

Naora: 200 saris and 50 dhotis on 12 October.

Puri Mission: 255 saris and 400 lungis from 5 to 27 November.

Salem: 78 saris, 80 lungis, 166 towels, 80 shirts, 156 ladies’ garments, 8 sets of children’s garments, 8 bottles of hair oil, 8 tubes of toothpaste, 8 toothbrushes, 16 bars of bathing soap and 4 kg detergent powder on 23 and 24 October.

Sarisha: 550 saris, 20 dhotis and 120 assorted garments from 2 to 9 October.

Silchar: 2400 saris, 300 dhotis and 100 mosquito nets in September and October.

Sinthi (Beni Pal Udyan), Kolkata: 95 kg rice, 39 kg potatoes, 9 kg pulses, 9 kg gram, 7 litres cooking oil, 7 kg salt and 87 saris from 1 to 31 October.

Vrindaban: 1125 kg rice, 1125 kg wheat flour, 225 kg pulses, 225 litres cooking oil, 225 kg salt, 225 apples, 113 kg sugar, 45 kg milk powder, 23 kg tea leaves, 225 bottles of hair oil and 225 bars of bathing soap on 13 November.

Chandpur: 325 saris from 12 to 16 October.

Dhaka: 260 saris on 7 October.

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