Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home, Chennai, continues relief services to the families affected by the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The centre distributed 47654 kg variety of dals, 19289 kg sugar, 15574 kg rice, 10256 kg flour, 10070 litres edible oil, 10010 kg salt, 9712.5 kg vermicelli, 4995 kg semolina, 4992kg assorted spices, 3125 kg ragi flour, 180 kg soybeans, 181kg tamarind, 262 pkts biscuit, 2344kg vegetables, tea 11.2kg and 4650 metres of cloth among 10404 families in 22 districts of Tamil Nadu and 1 union territory (Madurai, Trichy, Virudhunagar, Tirupur, Ooty, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Ranipet, Cuddalore, Thiruvarur, Chennai, Krishnagiri, Erode, Dharmapuri, Pudukottai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur, Perambalur, Tiruvannamalai, Thanjavur, Vellore and Union Territory of Puducherry) from 28 March – 10 May 2020.
On 29 and 30 April, 2020 the centre distributed rice-757kg, sugar-1514kgs, toor dal-1514kgs, urad dal- 757kgs, roasted bengal gram dal-757kgs, moong dal-757kgs, vermicelli-757kgs, rava-757kgs, atta-757kgs, oil-757ltrs, salt-757kgs, mustard, cumin, chilli,turmeric and sambar powders-75.7kgs each and bathing soap,washing soap and toothpaste set were distributed to 757 families in 24 villages/hamlets in Tiruttani, Ponneri and Minjur taluks in Thiruvallur district.
The centre distributed 12268 kg rice, 5492 kg flour, 1995 kg semolina, 7675.5 kg vermicelli, 3125 kg ragi flour, 12877 kg sugar, 31624 kg dal, 179 kg soybeans, 6864 litres edible oil, 6804 kg salt, 3336.3kg assorted spices and 4638 metres of cloth among 6860 daily wager families in 21 Districts of Tamil nadu – Madurai, Trichy, Virudhunagar, Tirupur, Ooty, Villupuram, Kallakurichi , Cuddalore, Thiruvarur, Chennai, Krishnagiri, Erode, Dharmapuri, Pudukottai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur, Perambalur, Tiruvannamalai, Thanjavur, and Vellore, distributed 10310 face masks, 3 litres sanitizer and 1 thermal scanner to Government hospitals, PHCs and Govt. offices in Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram districts of Tamilnadu from 29 March to 25 April 2020.
On 21 April 2020, the centre distributed ration kits to 419 families in 17 villages/hamlets in Gummidipoondi and Titutani taluks, Thiruvallur district, around 70-80kms away from Chennai.
On 19 April 2020 the ashrama distributed ration kits to 579 daily-wage earning Irula tribal and SC families in 17 villages/hamlets in Gummidipoondi and ponneri taluks, Thiruvallur district, around 50kms away from Chennai.
Each ration kit contains : rice, wheat flour, ragi flour, urad dal, toor dal, chana dal, moong dal, vermicelli, sugar, salt, oil, mustard, cumin, chilli,turmeric and sambar powders.
Also, total 868.5 meters of cloth has been distributed to those families.
Ration Kit distribution:
Ramakrishna Mission Students Home, Chennai, through member ashramas of Tamilnadu Bhava Prachar Parishad conducted relief services from 28th March 2020.
Based on the requests, the ashrama planned to distribute ration kits to the affected families of daily wage earners. In the first phase, 21 Bhava Prachar Parishad Ashramas – in Trichy, Chengam, Sivakasi, Ulundurpet, Ammapalayam-Tirupur, Konampatti, Thiruvarur, Ambattur, Kallavi, Nadupalayam, Dharmapuri, Mathigiri-Hosur, Hosur, Aranthangi, Sevalaya-Tirupur, Chitamur, Perambalur, Kadaladi, Koduvai, Pammal and Kadalmangalam Ashramas – have provided ration kits to 1062 daily wage earning families.
Each ration kit contains : rice, flour, semolina/rava, vermicelli, dal, sugar, salt, assorted spices, edible oil, tamarind, tea, biscuits, washing powder, soap and dettol.
Safety Kit distribution:
10000 face masks were distributed to 19 institutions (government hospitals, primary health centres and government offices) in Cuddalore, Vilupuram and Thiruvannamalai districts.
On 15 April 2020, the ashrama distributed ration kits to 298 daily-wage earning SC and MBC families in Madayambakkam village in Cheyyur taluk, Chengalpattu district, around 85kms away from Chennai.
Each ration kit contains : rice 1 kg, wheat flour 1 kg, ragi flour 1 kg, toor dal 2 kg, urad dal 1 kg, chana dal 1 kg, moong dal 1 kg, vermicelli 1 kg, sugar 2kg, edible oil 1 ltr, mustard, cumin, chilli, turmeric and sambar powders.
Also total 447 meters of cloth has been distributed to these families.
On 11 April 2020, the Ashrama distributed ration kits to 429 daily-wage earning tribal and SC families in 21 hamlets/villages in Thiruvallur district, around 80-100 km away from Chennai.
On 7 April 2020, the ashrama distributed ration kits to 221 daily wage-earning families and tribal families in Thiruppedu, Kottaipuppam, Nagathamman Koil St. in Thiruvallur district.
On 6 April 2020, the ashrama distributed ration kits to 338 daily wage earning families and tribal families in Saraswathi Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Papakandigai village, Madharpakkam village, Thanipoondi, GR Kandigaimodu, GR Kandigai, Ariyandurai village and Athur-Karanodai village, in Thiruvallur district.
On 4 April 2020, the ashrama distributed ration kits to 358 families of daily wage earners and tribal families in Karanodai, Devaneri, Attur and Palaya Erumavetti villages of Thiruvallur district, all are around 35 kms away from Chennai.
Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home, Chennai, is continuing the relief services for the families affected due to the lockbdown for COVID-19 pandemic. On 1 April 2020, the ashrama distributed uncooked food items to 43 daily wage earning tribal families in Kizhapudi tribal village in Thiruvallur district, around 105 kms away from Chennai. Food items include — Rice- 1 kg, Rava-2 kg, Sugar-2 kg, Toor dal- 2 kg, Bengalgram dal- 1 kg, Moong dal- 1 kg, Oil- 1 ltr, salt- 1 kg, Mustard, cumin and pepper – 100gms each, and face mask 5 pieces each.
In the wake of the lockdown owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ramakrishna Mission Students Home, Chennai has started relief services with food articles and safety kits distribution.
Food articles Distribution:
Around 121 daily wage earning families were given food grains – Rice-1kg, Rava-2kgs, Sugar-2kgs, Toor dal-2kgs, Bengalgram dal-1kg, Moong dal-1kg, Oil-1ltr, salt-1kg. In addition to that 5 Masks were also given to each family. All of them are tribal and scheduled caste families living 60-70 kms away from Chennai in Thathaimanji, Sirulapanchery, Kallur and Uthandi kandigai villages in Thiruvallur district.
All precautions were taken during distribution to maintain social distancing and hygiene.
Safety Kits distribution:
310 Safety masks , 3 ltr sanitizer and 1 Thermal Scanner were given to Government Hospital, Ponneri in Thruvallur district on the request of the Hospital authorities.