West Bengal:In the wake of the widespread floods caused by incessant rains and releasing of water by Damodar Valley Corporation, nine of our branch centres in West Bengal conducted primary relief work among flood-affected families in nearby areas. Details of the relief operations are given below.
(a) Antpur centre distributed 36,018 kg chira, 3500 kg sugar, 10,200 packets of biscuits and 1 lakh halogen tablets among 21,840 flood-affected families of Jangipara block in Hooghly district and Amta-II and Udaynarayanpur blocks in Howrah district from 14 to 17 August.
(b) Belgharia centre distributed 29,960 kg chira, 3200 kg sugar and 3,40,000 halogen tablets among 3210 flood-affected families of 20 villages at Daspur-I and Daspur-II blocks in Paschim Medinipur district in the month of August.
(c) Ichapur centre distributed 40,000 kg chira and 3500 kg sugar among 25,648 flood‑affected families of 46 villages in Khanakul-II block of Hooghly district from 16 to 22 August.
(d) Malda centre distributed 7384 kg chira, 3345 kg sugar, 669 kg dal and 225 kg milk powder among 669 flood-affected families of 14 villages at Ratua and Harishchandrapur blocks in Malda district from 13 to 20 August.
Malda Centre Photos
(e) Medinipur centre distributed 14,000 kg chira, 3000 kg sugar and 2500 packets of biscuits among 2794 flood-affected families of Maligram, Gobardhanpur, Bagnabar and Jalchak anchals under Pingla block in Paschim Medinipur district on 21 August.
(f) Naora centre distrbuted 10,000 kg chira and 1000 kg sugar among 2920 flood-affected families of 23 villages in North and South 24-Parganas districts from 14 to 17 August. The centre also served cooked food to 80 affected families of Tabla-Kushangra village in South 24‑Parganas district for 5 days (from 15 to 19 August).
(g) Saradapitha centre distributed 1000 kg rice, 25,000 kg chira, 2500 kg sugar, 29 cartons of biscuits and 2 lakh halogen tablets among 5678 flood-affected families of Udaynarayanpur and Amta-II blocks in Howrah district from 16 to 21 August.
(h) Sargachhi centre conducted the following relief operations in 4 blocks of Murshidabad district in the month of August: (i) distributed 650 kg chira, 350 kg sugar, 839 packets of biscuits, 5 bags of bleaching powder and 1,90,000 halogen tablets among 2314 flood victims, (ii) served cooked food (khichuri) to 9267 affected persons of 14 villages, and (iii) distributed 1474 saris, 1366 lungis and 225 dhotis to needy people in 10 villages.
(i) Sikra-Kulingram centre distributed 4250 kg chira, 1437 kg sugar, 6000 packets of biscuits and two lakh halogen tablets among 1161 flood-affected families of 16 villages under Swarup Nagar and Baduria blocks in North 24-Parganas district from 11 to 15 August.
Sikra-Kulingram Centre Photos