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Tamilnadu Flood Relief Updates - Dec 16, 2015
Relief Summary till date:
Materials distributed through trucks to the flood affected areas in Chennai, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram
 & Thiruvallur districts
  • 163 trucks with relief materials sent
  • 75 villages, 63 slums areas covered across 10 clusters
  • 86,500 people benefitted from the relief initiative
  • 1,300 volunteers actively involved in relief work
  • 13,500 cooked food packets delivered
  • 32,000 kgs of raw rice distributed
  • 12,300 kgs of dal distributed
  • 5,000 packets of milk powder distributed
  • 29,500 packets of biscuits distributed
  • 24,600 litres of drinking water distributed
  • 11,500 blankets distributed
  • 27,500 sanitary pads distributed
  • 12,600 blankets distributed
  • 11,500 mats distributed
  • 61,000 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

Maanasa visited an Irular colony in a village near Chengelpet along with couple of volunteers. Totally 400 families were affected across 2 villages she visited. Most of the huts were still submerged in water even one week after the flood. Thatched roof houses were the worst affected as water seeped inside through the roof and mud floor was wet. Still in that colony, water is stagnated in many places. Most of the farm land in that village also was flooded with water and it is a huge loss for the farmers too. On top of this, lack of regular public transport makes these villagers job difficult as they can’t get food properly. Few of the huts were washed away during the recent flood as well. They are also facing severe mosquito problem.

Our AID INDIA volunteers along with Anbazhagi distributed dry rations, mats and blankets to all those families. Local coordinator Rajendran also helped us quite a bit in the distribution. All the villagers were really appreciative of AID INDIA as we followed token system for delivery. Volunteers felt that if we can help these villagers with more dry rations, they can sustain for few more days.

Key Highlights

1) AID INDIA has tied up with SODEWS team where AID INDIA is responsible for identifying flood-affected villages and distributing relief materials supplied by SODEWS.

2) It wouldn’t have been possible for AID INDIA to reach out to these many villages and slum areas not but volunteers during the recent flood relief work. To recognize and appreciate the great work done by volunteers, Dr. Balaji Sampath has given mementos to more than 40 committed volunteers at a function within AID INDIA Office. Many of these volunteers were extremely thrilled to receive the mementos and assured to continue their voluntary service for flood affected victims during rehabilitation phase as well.

Anakaputhur was one of the most affected places during the recent Chennai Flood owing to its vicinity to Chembarambakkam Lake. Most of the ground floor houses in that place were completely drowned. Many residents from that area were LMV drivers, daily wagers and local small shop keepers. Most of the autos in that locality were completely submerged in water. AID INDIA full-timer Lokesh identified few local volunteers and took the initiative in addressing the basic needs for the affected victims. Dry ration provision that can sustain the residents for a week was given to 150 families. AID INDIA also provided candles, mosquito coils and blankets to those residents.

AID INDIA team also experimented fumigation work at that area. See the video here.

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