A Brief Report As ON 31 March 2012
- 1. Winter Relief: 612 blankets were distributed to poor people through the following centres:
In India: Hatamuniguda – 100, Khetri – 58, Pune – 250, Sargachhi – 149;
In Bangladesh: Dinajpur – 55.
2. Fire Relief: The following centres distributed various items among the families whose houses had been gutted by fire:
(i) Andhra Pradesh: Our Rajahmundry centre distributed 1262 saris, 1070 lungis, 550 towels and an equal number of chaddars, mats and utensil sets (each set containing 3 cooking pots, 3 ladles, 1 plate and 1 tumbler) among 550 families in Pallam village, near Amalapuram in East Godavari district.
(ii) Odisha: Our Bhubaneswar centre distributed 75 kg chira (rice flakes), 15 kg sugar, 60 packets of biscuits, 15 kg salt, 30 kg chhatu (gram flour), 15 saris and an equal number of lungis, towels, mats and tarpaulin sheets to 15 families in Kantailo village of Bolgarh block in Khurda district.
3. Flood Relief: Fiji: Our Nadi centre continued its extensive relief work in Nadi and Ba areas of Fiji. The centre distributed 537 grocery packs (each pack containing 2 kg rice, 2 kg dal (pulses), 1 kg sugar, 500 gm salt, 200 gm spices, 2 packets of breakfast crackers, 1 packet of powdered milk, 500 ml cooking oil, 1 can of baked beans / peeled tomatoes, etc) and 150 cartons of clothes among the affected people. The centre also supplied lunch parcels to 108 students for 4 weeks. Exercise books and stationery items were distributed among 247 needy students and medical care was provided to 938 patients. The centre has also initiated a rehabilitation programme for the local flood-affected farmers by supplying them with good seeds and has started, for this purpose, renovation and upgrading of a large nursery.
4. Distress Relief: Our Dinajpur (Bangladesh) centre distributed 128 saris among poor and needy people.