A total of 46,741 blankets and 1,13,814 winter garments were distributed by 101 of our centres (including 4 in Bangladesh), among poor people affected by winter, flood, fire etc.
Bihar: Chapra centre distributed 5811 saris, 5227 dhotis, 1000 blankets and 960 jackets among 7771 flood affected families in 37 villages of Chapra district from 1 October to 5 December.
Tamil Nadu: In the wake of the devastating cyclone Vardha, Chennai Students’ Home distributed 300 kg rice, 40 kg sugar, 20 kg tamarind, 20 kg dal (lentils), 20 kg salt, 20 kg red beans, 20 kg edible oil, 12 kg assorted spices, 20 mats, 200 kg various vegetables and 20 tarpaulin sheets among 20 poor tribal families in Kallur village in Thiruvallur district on 15 December.
Arunachal Pradesh: Following an accidental fire in the nearby Ngomdir village, our Aalo centre conducted a medical camp and provided medical assistance to 57 fire-affected patients on 21 January.
Under the ‘Garments Distribution Programme’, 2,13,078 shirts, 1,98,808 pants, 17,965 T-shirts, 458 shorts, 2702 leggings, 1071 tunics, 85,835 tops, 7098 women’s dresses, 573 outwears, 1539 frocks and 25,809 pairs of socks were distributed among poor and needy people though 83 of our centres in different parts of the country.
(i) Telangana: Hyderabad centre installed a water purification plant (reverse osmosis) at Antappaguda village in Ranga Reddy district to provide safe drinking water to the villagers. The plant was inaugurated on 22 January.
(ii) West Bengal: Saradapitha centre installed two Arsenic and Iron removal plants in Panderpara and Gangnapur villages in Nadia district on 21 March 2016 and 5 January 2017.
Tamil Nadu: Chennai Students’ Home continued its rehabilitation work by distributing 1 fishing boat (along with a diesel engine and a fish storage box), 48 fishing nets, 21 goats and 17 tarpaulin sheets among 17 poor tribal families in Kallur village in Thiruvallur district on 11 and 25 January. Also 25 saris, 20 lungis and 26 children’s dresses were distributed among the affected families on 25 January.