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Tamilnadu Flood Relief Updates
Friday Dec 11, 2015 Relief Summary till date:
Materials distributed through trucks to the flood affected areas in Chennai, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram & Thiruvallur districts

Fields distribution areas: Guduvanchery,Semmencheri, West Saidapet,Adyar, Tambaram,Jafferkhanpet, Mylapore,Kallukuttai, Cuddalore.

  • 128 trucks with relief materials sent
  • 45 villages, 40 slums areas covered across 10 clusters
  • 77,000 people benefitted from the relief initiative
  • 1000 volunteers actively involved in relief work
  • 13,500 cooked food packets delivered
  • 16,000 kg of raw rice distributed
  • 21,000 litres of drinking water distributed
  • 25,000 sanitary pads distributed
  • 7,300 blankets distributed
  • 6,300 mats distributed
  • 60,000 clothes for all age and gender distributed

Focus Clusters: 1) KK Nagar - Jafferkhanpet 2) Kotturpuram - Ganeshapuram 3) Vyasarpadi - Manali 4) Velachery - Taramani 5) Mudichur - Anakaputhur 6) Tiruporur - Chengelpet 7) Minjur - Ponneri 8) Tiruttani - Tiruvalangadu 9) Cuddalore - Bhuvanagiri 10) Kalpakkam - Anaicut

Case Study

KK Nagar - Jafferkhanpet Cluster (Vijayaragavapuram)

Mohan, a resident of Vijayaragapuram has been living in the area for 40 years but hasn't experienced flooding like this ever. The area still has water stagnation. The stagnant water which is pitch black in color is being used by people to clean their homes and belongings. No relief has reached the place from the government.
individuals have been providing the residents with food on alternate days. AID INDIA was the first to reach them with food and other relief supplies. Electricity has been intermittent and the people are in desperate need of mats, medicines and mosquito coils. The residents were glad and grateful that AID INDIA had reached out and helped them in the hour of need.

Key Highlights

1) AID INDIA thanks Chennai Rain Relief 2015 (CRR) and Bhoomika Trust for providing around 10000 food packets to the needy. We also want to thank them for providing 2500 dry ration kits that can feed flood victims for a week in Cuddalore-Bhuvanagiri cluster and also in Kalpakkam-Walodai cluster. We also want to thank all the volunteers in preparing the kits and food packets through Bhoomika Trust and CRR 2015.

2) Baahubali director Mr. Rajamouli tweeted and shared in facebook about AID India's flood relief efforts and requested everyone to support the cause. His facebook post has attracted 6500 likes and 440 shares so far. Facebook Link here

It is now a well known fact that Chennai and Cuddalore faced the wrath of floods this year. They came to a standstill, not realizing the impact of what had hit them. However, there are some places on the map which may or may not be known to people, but also faced the fury of mother nature. One such place is Vellore near Kalpaakam, located in the backdrop of MARG SWARNABHOOMI. This quaint place can easily be misunderstood to be a part of the private township, but unfortunately, this cluster on the outskirts of the township had a series of villages which were destroyed by floods. Our volunteers Sriram, Harish and Vaishnavi braved odds to help distribute 500 kits of relief materials to the villagers along with Mrs.Anbazhagi, our field coordinator.

The state of the village traumatized Sriram as he heard stories from people about how the flood hit them in the middle of the night. He also learnt that no relief had reached villagers in this area before as people were too busy focusing on Chennai.

He could see the faces of the villagers brighten up with hope as the truck entered into one of the villages. The local heads and Ms. Anbazhagi coordinated in distributing the supplies.

Though the villagers were hit badly, their hopes and humanity kept them together and helped them face all odds even when there was no relief measures available.

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