Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana:
Insufficient rainfall and searing heatwave has caused an acute drought situation in some parts of the country.
Our Belagavi centre distributed 60.58 lakh litres of drinking water among 77,200 people belonging to 16 villages in Athani and Baihongal taluks of Belagavi district from 10 April to 28 May.
Our Ponnampet centre distributed 30,000 litres of drinking water among 110 families in Halligattu Deva and Seetha colonies in Kodagu district in May 2016.
Our Pune centre distributed 28.10 lakh litres of drinking water among 9000 people in 3 villages of Khatav taluk in Satara district from 8 April to 24 May and 8.52 lakh litres of drinking water among 8695 people in 4 villages of Ahmednagar district from 6 to 19 May.
Our Aurangabad centre distributed 13.75 lakh litres of drinking water among 17,990 people in 20 villages of Aurangabad district from 1 to 23 May.
Our Hyderabad centre distributed 6800 litres of drinking water among 508 families in Adalpur village in Ranga Reddy district from 28 April to 10 May and from 30 April to 25 May distributed 10.56 lakh litres of drinking water among 6810 families in 7 villages of Warangal district, 8.85 lakh litres of drinking water among 6085 families in 4 villages of Karimnagar district and 3.27 lakh litres of drinking water among 1195 families in 8 colonies of Adilabad district.
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.
Chennai Mission Ashrama distributed 21,700 litres of buttermilk among 62,000 wayfarers in the month of 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.
FIJI: Continuing its relief work among the people affected by Cyclone Winston, Fiji centre distributed 151 cartons of clothes, 9 cartons of dry food materials, 6 cartons of shoes, 102 no.s of hand tools, 7 cartons of utensils and 715 buckets in Rakiraki area in the month of May. The centre also distributed 1889 packets of agricultural seeds in Rakiraki, Nadi and Ba areas provided medical support to 1490 patients in this period.
Bihar: On 3 May, Katihar centre distributed 2125 kg rice, 552.5 kg muri (puffed rice), 490 kg chira (rice flakes), 85 kg sugar and 85 utensil sets (each set containing 2 plates, a tumbler, a pot and a bucket) among 85 families affected by an accidental fire at Rampur-Mohanpur locality in Araria district.
Assam: In the wake of a severe storm, Silchar centre supplied 863 tin sheets to 111 families belonging to 17 villages in the Barak Valley from 5 to 13 May.
(i) On 14 April, Chennai Math handed over 22 low-cost houses to 22 poor fishermen families who had lost their shanties in the recent flood in Pattinapakkam area in Chennai. Chennai Math centre has also undertaken the construction of 60 new low-cost houses in Meyyur village (Panrutti Taluk) of Cuddalore district for 60 poor families whose dwellings were destroyed in the recent floods.
(ii) The handing over ceremony of 19 new low-cost houses and 13 additional toilet units constructed by Chennai Students’ Home for poor Irula tribals in Thathaimanji village in Ponneri taluk of Thiruvallur district took place on 6 April. On this occasion 31 cots, and a similar quantity of racks, blankets, stoves and utensil sets (each set containing 2 vessels with lids, 2 spoons, 4 plates and 4 tumblers) were distributed among 31 poor families. Steps are also being taken to construct a Community Hall in the village and also to extend the rehabilitation work to other affected areas.
A ‘Garments Distribution Programme’ has been started wherein new adult garments have been donated by ITC Ltd. for distribution among the poor and needy. In the present period ITC Ltd. has supplied nearly 4.6 lakh garments to 76 of our branch centres.