Tamil Nadu: In response to the severe drought in several regions of Tamil Nadu, Chennai Students’ Home completed the following projects in May benefiting nearly 2000 families:
(a) Desilting of 3 ponds at Vadapathi, Neivilakku Kulam and Thirukulam villages in Nagapattinam district.
(b) Sinking of 3 cement-ring wells and installation of 3 hand-pumps in Mylapore, Kovilpathu and Thensari villages in Nagapattinam district.
(c) Sinking of 2 bore-wells and installation of 2 hand-pumps at Vadapathi village in Nagapattinam district and Thirukaravasal colony in Thiruvarur district.
(d) Installing of a hand-pump near a well in Akkarai Komal village in Thiruvarur district. The above-mentioned work is a part of an extensive rehabilitation project which will be extended to 50 villages in the affected districts.
Bangladesh: In the wake of floods in some areas of Sunamganj district, Dhaka centre distributed 500 saris, 300 dhotis, 500 lungis, 2000 packets of ORS, 250 plates, 250 bowls and 250 tumblers among 500 affected families on 23 May.
Sri Lanka: In the wake of severe floods in several parts of the country, our Colombo centre has started primary relief work in Kalutara, Ratnapura, Matara and Hambantota areas by distributing food materials, sanitary items, clothing, medicines, etc. Relief work is underway and detailed reports are awaited.
Assam: On 7 May, Guwahati centre distributed 63 CGI sheets to 7 families at Gotanagar-Maligaon area in Guwahati whose houses had been damaged by a cyclonic storm.
West Bengal: In the wake of a sudden storm, which damaged many huts, our Ramharipur centre is providing building materials (asbestos sheet, CGI sheet, matka, chalkath, etc.) to 30 poor families under ‘Build your own House’ scheme. Relief work is ongoing.
India: Arunachal Pradesh: Following a fire accident at Kerang village in West Siang district, Aalo centre distributed 166 blankets and 26 utensil sets among 26 affected families and stationery items (notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.) among 61 students on 17 May.
Bangladesh: On 23 May, Dhaka centre provided a milch cow and a calf to a family in Thakurgaon whose house had been destroyed by an accidental fire.
Karnataka: Halasuru centre distributed 30 tons of fodder for cattle at Pavagada taluk in Tumkur district from 15 April to 15 May.
Telangana: Hyderabad centre served about 1.70 lakh glasses of buttermilk and 1.20 lakh glasses of drinking water to thirsty wayfarers in Hyderabad city and Karimnagar and Mahbubnagar districts from 28 March to 28 May.
Karnataka: Ponnampet centre distributed 14 sewing machines among poor and needy people on 20 May.