A Brief Report on Recent Relief Services as on 01 August 2016


Uttarakhand: Sudden cloud-burst and the ensuing flash-flood and landslide devastated the villages of Bastari and Deval Majhera in Pithoragarh district severely affecting the resident families. Our Shyamlatal centre conducted primary relief work by distributing 1750 kg rice, 1400 kg atta (flour), 280 kg dal (lentils), 140 litres of edible oil, 140 kg sugar, 140 kg salt, 35 kg milk powder, 35 kg tea, 49 kg assorted spices, 280 candles, 700 matchboxes, 67 tarpaulins, 60 solar lights, 140 saris, 70 sets of salwar-kameez, 70 torches, 225 blankets and 300 jackets among 75 affected families on 20 July.

West Bengal: Cooch Behar centre distributed 200 kg chira (rice flakes), 100 kg muri (puffed rice), 50 kg gur (molasses), 44 dhotis and assorted clothing among 151 flood-affected families in Kamrangaguri village in Cooch Behar district on 25 July.



Nepal: Continuing its relief work among the families affected by the devastating earthquake that had struck Nepal in April 2015, Kathmandu centre distributed 50 wheel-chairs, 600 CGI sheets and 99 sets of utensils (each set containing 2 pots, 5 plates, 5 mugs, 5 spoons and 1 ladle) among 214 families in Kathmandu and Shankharapur areas of Kathmandu district from 4 to 27 July.



Odisha: The following centres conducted medical camps during the recent Jagannath Ratha Yatra festival in Puri: (a) Puri Math: 1256 patients were provided treatment from 6 to 14 July. Nearly 15,000 pilgrims were provided with lemon water. (b) Puri Mission: 296 patients were provided treatment from 6 to 14 July. Nearly 15,000 pilgrims were provided with lemon water and 13,000 water pouches were also distributed.


Tamil Nadu: On 29 June, the General Secretary laid the foundation stone of the ‘Sister Nivedita Community Hall’ being constructed by the Chennai Students’ Home at Thathaimanji village in in Ponneri taluk of Thiruvallur district. This settlement of Irula tribals has been renamed as ‘Vivekanandapuram’. The centre is also taking steps towards extending its rehabilitation project by constructing 76 low-cost houses for poor flood-affected Irula tribal families in 3 more villages of Thiruvallur district.

Telangana: Hyderabad centre installed two Reverse Osmosis Plants at Devala Thirumalapur and Machinenipally villages in Mehaboobnagar district which will help the villagers avail filtered ground water. The plants were inaugurated on 27 June.

Reverse Osmosis Plants, Mehboobnagar Dist, Telengana

West Bengal: Purulia centre constructed and handed over 2 houses to poor and needy families in Malthore and Ledabera villages of Purulia district on 17 and 23 June. Chandipur centre distributed 11 sewing machines to poor and needy people on 28 July.

Houses to poor and needy families, Purulia, West Bengal
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