Being Human: NGOs join hands to provide succor to flood-hit people of Telangana

`Bhadradri Flood Relief Coalition' is calling it the 'Aikyatha Initiative'. So far, 1500 blankets, 5000 bread packets, 8000 biscuit packets, 25,000 water packets, 5,000 pickle packets, and Sanitary Pads have been distributed among the people in the shelter homes.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  19 July 2022 7:29 AM GMT
Being Human: NGOs join hands to provide succor to flood-hit people of Telangana

Multiple city-based NGOs have come together to provide relief to flood-affected people.

`Bhadradri Flood Relief Coalition' is calling it the 'Aikyatha Initiative'. So far, 1500 blankets, 5000 bread packets, 8000 biscuit packets, 25,000 water packets, 5,000 pickle packets, and Sanitary Pads have been distributed among the people in the shelter homes.

A team of four volunteers traveled to Kothagudem and visited multiple volunteer centers. "We spent two days in flood-affected areas. District Administrations are doing their best. Several people are suffering from chronic illnesses. There are pregnant women too in the camps. They are receiving special health care from medical professionals. All the rehabilitating centers had mobile toilets. There were several tankers for drinking water and food is also being prepared on time," said Vikas, an independent volunteer.

Vikas and 10 TSRTC buses were arranged and they did not charge them anything. He thanked TSRTC MD V C Sajjanar for his support and assistance.

"Multiple gated community inhabitants donated essentials. We are very happy to see that Hyderabad people are contributing to the cause. Even the vendors at TSRTC MGBS bus station gave us boxes of biscuits and drinking water packets before we left," said Rohit, another volunteer.

Rohit said that more essentials will continue to be sent to the rehabilitation centers.

"We hope to collect more sanitary napkins this time. District administration had some stocks, but those were limited. Many women had requested us for sanitary napkins," Rohit said.

Breaking the 1990 record of 70.8 feet, Godavari water level at Bhadrachalam reached a peak of 71.3 feet on 16 July. This is the second biggest flood in the Godavari river in the last 50 years. The first was the 1986 flood when the water level rose to 75.6 feet.

As per the evaluation report, people have been evacuated from 95 villages and shifted to 77 rehabilitation centers. The highest number of 1475 people were evacuated from Sarpaka village of Burgamapahad Mandal As many as 1292 families (4156 people) were evacuated from Burgampahad Mandal and shifted to 7 rehabilitation centers.

GoodClap, Covid War Room, Akshaya Vidya Foundation, Justice B. Subhashan Reddy Memorial Foundation, Ahamprana Foundation, Monica Raju, SDIF, Aditya Imperial Heights Community, Chitti Veeraiah, Gopi Sikder, Bunty Bajaj are amongst those who have contributed towards the cause.

To contribute to the Aikyatha Initiative, please contact Rohit at 7674892256 and Vikas at 9032856879

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