Recent Relief Services – A Brief Report : 1 Sep 2019


Flood Relief

Assam

Continuing its flood relief work, Guwahati centre conducted a medical camp in Darang district of Assam and provided assistance to 473 patients on 10 August.

Bihar

Flood Relief : Katihar, Bihar
Flood Relief : Katihar, Bihar

Katihar centre distributed 2500 kg chira (rice flakes) and 260 kg gur (molasses) among 885 flood-affected families in three blocks of Katihar district from 31 July to 7 August.

Gujarat

Flood Relief : Vadodara
Flood Relief : Vadodara, Gujarat

Owing to heavy rainfall, many areas of Vadodara city and nearby villages were inundated with water, causing widespread disruption of normal life. Vadodara centre served cooked food to 2300 affected people and distributed 7884 food packets. The centre also distributed 396 ration kits (each kit containing 10 kg flour, 4 kg rice, 1.5 kg dal, 1 kg edible oil, 1 kg salt, 1 kg sugar, 250 grams tea leaves & 200 grams assorted spices) and 192 saris among 396 families, and educational kits (each kit containing 1 geometry box, 3 pencils, 3 erasers, 3 sharpeners, 3 scales and 3 notebooks) among 1000 needy students in 6 schools of Vadodara district from 1 to 29 August.

Karnataka

Flood Relief : Belagavi
Flood Relief : Belagavi, Karnataka

Owing to heavy rainfall, many areas of Belagavi town suffered severe waterlogging. Consequently, Belagavi centre distributed 246 packets of biscuits, 336 water bottles and 123 packets of candles among 123 affected families on 10 August.

Subsequently, the centre distributed the following items, from 11 to 21 August, among 1231 flood-affected families of the villages along the banks of Krishna River in Belagavi district which were severely inundated owing to rising water levels: 3210 kg rice, 2038 kg dal, 4562 kg flour, 1250 kg jowar (sorghum flour), 1043 kg chickpeas, 511 kg semolina, 836 kg chira, 1443 kg sugar, 1532 litres of edible oil, 1123 kg salt, 225 kg chili powder, 246 kg tea powder, 2944 packets of biscuits, 323 mats, 1342 blankets, 1336 bedsheets, 450 buckets, 450 mugs, 200 packets of candles, 620 matchboxes, 280 plates, 2246 bars of bathing soap, 2246 bars of washing soap, 1123 tubes of toothpaste, 2044 toothbrushes, 460 packets of mosquito-repellent coils, 1231 saris, 1242 other garments for women, 1202 lungis, 29 dhotis, 1123 T-shirts, 251 other garments for men and 2274 towels.

Further, on 15 August a team of doctors from the centre visited 2 villages and treated about 250 patients and also sensitized the villagers about the need for hygiene and safe drinking water.

Flood Relief : Ponnampet
Flood Relief : Ponnampet, Karnataka

In the wake of severe rainfall in Kodagu district, Ponnampet centre distributed 925 kg rice, 9 grocery kits, 210 packets of biscuits, 142 saris, 71 lungis, 89 T-shirts, 91 trousers, 471 women’s garments, 514 undergarments, 275 sweaters, 298 towels, 81 shawls, 81 raincoats, 358 blankets, 109 tarpaulins, 972 notebooks, 20 geometry boxes, 162 stationery kits, 9 school bags, 63 tubes of toothpastes & toothbrushes, 20 kg bleaching powder, 12 tissue paper rolls, 36 baskets, 89 buckets & mugs, etc among 981 affected families in 20 villages from 6 to 23 August.

Kerala

Flood Relief : Koyilandy
Flood Relief : Koyilandy, Kerala

Koyilandy centre distributed 2100 kg rice, 200 kg dal, 200 kg edible oil, 400 packets of biscuits, 400 saris, 400 dhotis and 200 bars of soap among 300 families in Kozhikode and Wayanad districts on 17 and 25 August.

Flood Relief : Pala
Flood Relief : Pala, Kerala

Students of the Sanskrit College of Pala centre participated in flood relief service by collecting the following items and subsequently distributing them among 105 flood-affected families of Kottayam and Wayanad districts from 13 to 16 August: 275 kg rice, 20 kg lentils, 110 kg flour, 50 kg potatoes, 50 kg onions, 55 packets of cooking oil, 55 kg salt, 50 packets of biscuits, 1 kg coffee powder, 30 kg sugar, 500 bottles of drinking water, 60 bars of soap, 55 packets of detergent powder, 50 toothbrushes, 50 tubes of toothpaste, 50 packets of candles, 5 lungis, 5 ladies’ garments, 50 children’s garments, 60 towels, 50 bottles of cleaning solution, etc.

Maharashtra

Flood Relief : Pune
Flood Relief : Pune, Maharashtra

In the wake of severe water inundation caused by heavy rainfall in western Maharashtra, Pune centre served 17,700 packets of cooked food and distributed 1500 kg rice, 10,000 kg jowar (sorghum flour), 2500 kg flour, 1470 kg dal, 100 kg semolina, 20 kg sago, 50 kg chira, 20 kg peanuts, 250 kg salt, 1171 kg assorted spices, 1500 kg edible oil, 110 kg tea leaves, 40 kg milk powder, 600 kg sugar, 900 matchboxes, 2600 candles, 100 tubes of toothpaste, 100 bars of soap, 100 bars of washing soap, 1200 blankets, 1000 bedsheets and 1200 mats among 1500 affected families in Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts from 7 to 30 August.

Tamil Nadu

Flood Relief : Coimbatore Mission
Flood Relief : Coimbatore Mission, Tamil Nadu

Owing to heavy rains, some tribal villages in the Western Ghats near Coimbatore were badly affected. Coimbatore Mission centre distributed 332 mats and 342 blankets among 204 families in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu and the Wayanad district of Kerala.

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Fire Relief

Arunachal Pradesh

In response to a fire incident at a village near Aalo in which a house was completely burnt down, Aalo centre gave 10 blankets, 12 shirts, 12 trousers, 9 jackets, 9 sweaters, 3 belts, a set of utensils (containing a karahi, 3 pots, a bucket, 4 plates, 4 bowls, 2 ladles, a jug, a mug, and a pan), 20 notebooks, 4 pencils, 4 pens, 4 erasers and 4 pencil sharpeners to the affected family on 23 August.


Distress Relief

Distress Relief : Aalo
Distress Relief

To extend a helping hand to poor and needy people, 11 of our centres distributed 100 kg powdered maize, 8462 shirts, 1445 T-shirts, 5045 trousers, 1147 saris, 1500 tops, 447 jackets, 1173 sweaters, 78 blankets, 100 assorted garments, 2082 school uniforms, 1 bicycle, 15,668 notebooks, 9141 geometry boxes, 1058 pens, 546 pencils, 182 erasers and 182 sharpeners, 190 umbrellas etc. among the poor and needy people.

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