|An Update on Indian Red Cross Flood Relief Action
New Delhi; August 23rd, 2006
There is no much respite from the flood havoc and its wrath continues to affect the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The Indian Red Cross continues the relief operations in the affected areas.
National Headquarter (NHQ) released relief items such as bed sheets, sarees, kitchen sets and plastic buckets of 2000 pieces each, dhotis 1000 pieces and towels 500 pieces value of which amounting to Rs. 6, 00,000 for distribution in Andhra Pradesh. On request from the State Branch Rs. 2 lakh was sanctioned by the National Headquarters for purchase of Chlorine tablets and bleaching powder. Besides this, a joint Need Assessment Team from IFRC and IRCS was also sent to the State to assess the further requirements.
For Gujarat, the NHQ released relief items such as 2000 pieces each of kitchen sets, sarees and woolen blankets, 2780 pieces of cotton blankets, 300 rolls of tarpaulin and 2500 pieces of assorted clothing. The total value of relief supplies amounted to Rs. 27, 00000 approx. On request from the State Branch Rs. 2 lakh was sanctioned by the NHQ for purchase of Chlorine tablets and bleaching powder. Apart from this, three LMS water purification units are being installed at Surat to provide potable drinking water to flood affected areas in Surat District.
For Chattisgarh, the NHQ released relief items from Salt Lake warehouse such as kitchen sets, bed sheets, sarees, cotton blankets, dhotis, buckets and towels 1500 pieces each. The total value of the supplies amounted to Rs. 11, 32, 500 approx.
For Madhya Pradesh State, the NHQ has released relief items such as cotton blankets, bed sheets, dhotis, sarees and towels of 1000 pieces each. The total value of the relief supplies amounted to Rs. 3, 65,000 approx.
We are in constant touch with the State Branches regarding relief activities.