|Floods in Bihar - Appeal for relief|
India is reeling under floods this monsoons. Nearly a hundred people are dead and several millions affected in Bihar. AID has received an urgent proposal to help with the flood relief by way of providing boats. The effort is being coordinated by Kamayani and Ashish - AID volunteers from Milwaukee who have returned to Bihar.
Right now they are looking for the following items in large numbers:
2. Sarees [Around 500 plus]
4. Kurta's and Salwar Kameez
Do a cloth donation drive in your company, in your appartments, in your college......
Pass on the message.....
People who are willing to donate funds can write a cheque in the name of "Center for Health and Resources Management" and post it to the following address.R. Selva Ganapathy, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi - 110016 Hauz Khas
Kamayani is an Associate Jeevansaathi of AID and her work has included government accountability through Right to Information, facilitation of the promise of hundred days of work to rural families by its employment guarantee act and children's nutrition programs.
We are also hearing the fruits of a success story from our efforts in Andhra Pradesh. After repeated floods affecting over 1000 acres of farm land in 20 villages in the past 3 years, the government has repaired the Sayanagadda canal (with a budget of over Rs 3 crore) in Srikakulam district after the issue was taken up last year by people living in the villages and AID-India Srikakulam group. Last week we heard from the Srikakulam group that despite floods in other parts of Srikakulam this month, the Sayanagadda canal has kept its banks and has not flooded the fields of the 20 villages.
We appeal to everyone to make a tax deductible contribution to AID's All India Relief Fund to help respond with relief efforts following natural and man made disasters in India.