Relief Services : A Brief Report as on 1 February 2022

Flood Relief

Tamil Nadu

Following heavy rains in December in some parts of Tamil Nadu, Kanchipuram centre distributed 3010 kg rice, 301 kg wheat flour, 903 kg pulses, 301 litres of cooking oil, 75 kg tamarind, 168 kg assorted spices and 301 kg sugar among 301 families in Kanchipuram district from 5 to 11 December.

Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam centre gave a number of essential surgical equipment to a hospital in Visakhapatnam on 7 January.

Bihar

Patna centre distributed 3500 kg rice, 700 kg pulses, 350 litres cooking oil, 350 kg salt, and 700 kg sattu (roasted gram flour) among 700 families in Gopalganj district on 11 and 12 December.

Kerala

Koyilandy centre distributed 3750 face masks and 75 sanitizer bottles among 75 families in Kozhikode district on 26 January.

In the vaccination centre run by Mumbai Corporation at Mumbai centre, 5916 doses were administered between 25 December and 24 January.

Salem centre handed over a washing machine, a hydro extractor and a soap soda storage tank to a government hospital in Omalur, Salem district, on 3 January.

Dehradun centre started a Covid care centre at Agastyamuni town in Rudraprayag district on 13 January.

Durban centre served 1975 plates of food and distributed 458 kg rice, 246 kg flour, 136 kg mealie meal, 137 kg pulses, 147 kg sugar beans, 328 canned beans, 792 kg assorted vegetables, 246 litres cooking oil, 151 kg salt, 192 kg porridge, 110 kg samp, 54 canned fruits, 33 kg pasta, 55 kg soya mince,  54 packets of biscuits, 174 loaves of bread, 164 cans of jam, 120 bottles of peanut butter, 54 litres fruit juice, 246 litres milk, 16,564 tea bags, 266 kg sugar, 164 packets of soup, 246 matchboxes, 192 bars of washing soap, 192 bars of toilet soap, 55 litres hand sanitizer, 110 litres surface cleaner, 110 face masks, 164 tubes of toothpaste and 50 medical packs (each containing essential medicine and nutritional supplements) among 246 families in various parts of South Africa in January.

Phoenix centre, along with its sub-centre in Johannesburg, distributed 1700 kg rice, 200 kg maize meal, 200 kg cereals, 1000 kg pulses, 70 kg noodles, 2810 kg assorted vegetables, 100 kg assorted spices, 150 kg salt, 1000 litres of cooking oil, 650 cans of tinned food, 30 kg soup powder, 4739 breakfast cereal sachets, 1250 packets of biscuits, 150 cakes, 30,000 tea bags, 300 litres milk, 300 kg sugar, 60 assorted fruits, 400 matchboxes, 600 bars of soap, 308 tubes of toothpaste, 108 toothbrushes and 440 adult napkins among 320 families in January.  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.  Further, the centre distributed 100 sets of school uniforms, 62 pairs of shoes, stationery and textbooks among indigent school children.

Winter Relief

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

Aalo: 84 sweaters on 9 January.

Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata: 350 blankets from 5 December to 20 January.

Ahmedabad: 500 blankets from 1 to 22 December.

Almora: 1091 blankets and 224 sweaters from 13 to 31 December.

Antpur: 355 blankets from 1 October to 31 December.

Asansol: 542 blankets and 42 shawls from 28 November to 26 January.

Aurangabad: 500 blankets from 5 November to 23 December.

Bajepratappur, Bardhaman: 100 blankets on 17 January.

Balaram Mandir, Kolkata: 500 blankets from 3 November to 19 December.

Bamunmura: 200 blankets on 25 November.

Bhopal: 500 blankets from 3 to 13 December.

Bhubaneswar: 500 blankets from 15 December to 16 January.

Bolpur: 850 blankets from 14 to 21 December.

Chandigarh: 355 blankets from 25 November to 2 January.

Chandipur: 300 blankets from 2 to 13 December.

Cooch Behar: 350 blankets and 165 jackets from 2 to 23 January.

Deoghar: 400 blankets from 25 December to 5 January.

Gadadhar Ashrama, Kolkata: 215 blankets on 30 December.

Garbeta: 500 blankets on 25 January.

Ghatshila: 500 blankets from 7 December to 27 January.

Gourhati: 500 blankets from 28 November to 2 January.

Gurap: 500 blankets from 16 to 27 January.

Headquarters (through Baganchra Ashrama): 475 blankets and 180 jackets from 24 November to 14 December.

Imphal: 2000 blankets from 28 October to 7 January.

Jaipur: 200 blankets from 10 to 22 January.

Jammu: 200 blankets from 1 to 30 January.

Jamshedpur: 100 blankets on 12 January.

Jamtara: 100 blankets and 100 shawls on 25 January.

Jayrambati: 500 blankets on 9 December.

Kamarpukur: 1730 blankets from 18 to 30 December.

Kankurgachhi, Kolkata: 260 blankets and 260 shawls on 22 January.

Kanpur: 208 blankets on 2 and 3 January.

Karimganj: 1050 blankets from 2 to 23 December.

Kasundia, Howrah: 250 blankets from 10 to 23 January.

Kathamrita Bhavan, Kolkata: 500 blankets from 3 to 5 January.

Katihar: 500 blankets from 19 to 30 December.

Khetri: 144 blankets and 51 sweaters in January.

Koalpara (a sub-centre of Jayrambati): 500 blankets from 15 December to 5 January.

Kothar: 600 blankets from 5 to 27 December.

Krishna Nagar: 250 blankets from 24 December to 3 January.

Malda: 335 blankets from 30 December to 23 January.

Malliankaranai: 400 blankets from 17 to 28 December.

Medinipur: 1000 blankets from 24 December to 26 January.

Mekhliganj: 300 blankets from 1 to 28 December.

Naora: 700 blankets from 11 December to 4 January.

Narottam Nagar: 500 blankets from 10 to 30 December.

New Delhi: 189 blankets from 6 December to 15 January.

Ootacamund: 300 blankets from 18 to 30 December.

Patna: 500 blankets from 3 November to 30 December.

Prayagraj: 200 blankets, 100 sweaters and 100 woollen caps from 16 to 23 January.

Puri Mission: 803 blankets from 1 to 25 January.

Purulia: 300 blankets from 13 to 25 December.

Rahara: 1388 blankets, 18 shawls and 34 sweaters from 19 to 28 December.

Raiganj: 100 blankets on 4 January.

Rajamahendravaram: 200 blankets on 7 January.

Rishikesh: 602 blankets and 360 blazers from 4 July to 26 December.

Sarisha: 1055 blankets and 100 shawls from 23 December to 27 January.

Shyampukur Bati, Kolkata: 400 blankets from 4 December to 4 January.

Shyamsayer, Bardhaman: 500 blankets from 25 October to 12 January.

Silchar: 1000 blankets from 1 to 21 December.

Sinthi (Beni Pal Udyan), Kolkata: 43 jackets from 1 to 31 December.

Somsar: 160 sweaters on 12 January.

Swamiji’s Ancestral House, Kolkata: 500 blankets from 19 September to 7 October.

Tamluk: 100 blankets on 2 January.

Vadodara: 160 blankets in January.

Varanasi Advaita Ashrama: 178 blankets on 3 January.

Visakhapatnam: 100 blankets on 20 December.

Viveknagar, Agartala: 1000 blankets from 25 December to 6 January.

Vrindaban: 1000 blankets, 240 pairs of socks and 430 woollen vests from 22 to 30 December.

Bagerhat: 515 blankets from 1 to 15 January.

Baliati: 250 blankets on 18 January.

Dhaka: 351 blankets on 19 January.

Faridpur: 375 blankets from 26 December to 12 January.

Habiganj: 875 blankets and 75 woollen shawls from 25 December to 25 January.

Jashore: 450 blankets in January.

Distress Relief

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

Aalo: 54 shirts and 69 trousers on 9 January.

Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata: 375 saris and 100 lungis from 10 October to 12 December.

Almora: 65 kg pulses, 35 litres cooking oil, 35 kg salt, 9 kg tea powder and 11 kg assorted spices from 26 to 31 December.

Antpur: 590 saris and 94 ladies’ garments from 1 October to 31 December.

Balaram Mandir, Kolkata: 500 packets of biscuits from 3 November to 19 December.

Chengalpattu: 7500 packets of biscuits from 25 October to 2 December.

Cooch Behar: 300 saris, 50 dhotis and 395 mosquito nets from 2 to 23 January.

Headquarters (through Baganchra Ashrama): 340 saris, 120 lungis and 30 dhotis from 24 November to 14 December.

Imphal: 400 kg bengal gram, 400 kg white peas, 300 kg rajma, 4672 packets of assorted eatables, 8 assorted sports items, 100 erasers, 100 scales, 100 sharpeners, 552 notebooks, 200 pens, 200 pencils, 500 bars of bathing soap, 500 bottles of hair oil, 40 kg detergent powder, 100 toothbrushes, 500 tubes of toothpaste, 100 pairs of socks and 100 trousers from August to December.

Jamtara: 41 kg soya chunks, 41 kg chickpeas and 100 towels on 25 January.

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

Kalady: 10,080 packets of biscuits from 15 to 17 January.

Kanchipuram: 125 kg assorted fruits, 4 kg sweets, 180 thermos flasks and 180 bed sheets on 25 January.

Kankurgachhi, Kolkata: 260 saris, 480 education kits (each kit containing a notebook, a scale, a pencil box, an eraser, a sharpener, a drawing book and a sketch pen) and 2090 assorted gift items on 22 January.

Karimganj: 1319 saris and 206 dhotis from 23 September to 10 October.

Katihar: 200 saris and 200 lungis from 25 December to 5 January.

Koalpara (a sub-centre of Jayrambati): 1336 saris from 15 December to 4 January.

Muzaffarpur: 200 saris from 28 October to 31 December.

Patna: 550 saris and 550 lungis from 3 November to 30 December.

Prayagraj: 100 trousers, 100 school bags and 400 notebooks on 16 January.

Rahara: 68 saris, 196 mosquito nets and 3 flasks from 26 to 28 December.

Raipur: 160 sets of sports uniforms on 31 December.

Ramanathapuram: 308 shirts and 154 trousers from 17 July to 15 August.

Rishikesh: 120 saris on 26 December.

Sarisha: 3828 plates of food and 200 saris from 23 December to 27 January.

Shyampukur Bati, Kolkata: 350 saris from 4 December to 4 January.

Shyamsayer, Bardhaman: 250 saris and 150 lungis from 25 October to 12 January.

Somsar: 43 packets of nutritional supplements daily since 19 November.

Swamiji’s Ancestral House, Kolkata: 500 saris and 500 lungis from 19 September to 7 October.

Vadodara: 116 stationery kits (each kit containing 3 notebooks, a writing pad, 5 pencils, 5 pens, 5 erasers, 2 sharpeners, a scale and a pouch) in January.

Varanasi Advaita Ashrama: 180 saris on 3 January.

Chandpur: 60 shirts, 60 trousers, 60 school bags and 310 education kits in December and January.

Habiganj: 220 dhotis and 220 uttariyas (loose pieces of upper body clothing) from 25 December to 25 January.

Rehabilitation

Jayrambati centre reconstructed the house of a poor man in Bankura district in January.

Economic Rehbilitation

Rahara: 2 sewing machines, a cycle rickshaw and 3 rickshaw-vans from 26 to 28 December.

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