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Floods >> MEETING AT THE CHIEF MINISTERS OFFICE- MANTRALAYA 9th August 2005
 

MEETING AT THE CHIEF MINISTERS OFFICE- MANTRALAYA 9th August 2005

Members present: Mr. Vatsa, Rehabilitation Secretary
Mr. Johnny Joseph, Municipal Commissioner
Representatives from NGO’s and Funding Agencies

The meeting was called by Mr Satish Tripati, Chairman, Finance Commision

Decisions taken at the meeting are as follows.

GRAIN:
• Relief grain to be distributed through the PDS
• Affected people to get Grain at minimum prices.
• Ngo’s will be vigilant about the functioning of the PDA shops, and any mismanagement should be immediately reported to Mr. Vatsa, Rehabilitation Secretary.
• People without Ration Cards will be given coupons, in consultation with local NGO’s reps.
• Kerosene and Gas to be made available to affected people and to other residents of Mumbai.

EDUCATION:
• Rajiv Gandhi Scheme applicable for all students in Municipal schools and Govt Aided schools. This scheme will cover all the children affected by the
flood. It will provide text books and all other school requirements. 
• While the municipal corporation has collected data of the affected children, NGO’s in each area should collect data of the affected children,
standard wise along with their requirements. Each NGO will get access to the school and there will be a Government Order to this effect.
• The data collected should be given to the Coordinating Agencies, with a copy to the local ward office.
• ICDS scheme to be started.
• Mid-day meals to be started in Schools.
• Health camps also will be initiated in schools.

OTHER DECISIONS:
• There should be a single Coordinating Committee, responsible directly to the Chief Minister, so that there is no Duplication of Work. the details of
the structure will be worked out by Mr. Satish Tripati.
• All Government Circulars to be published in all Local Languages and made available in Ration Shops.
• All Government Policies are to be displayed on Media Spaces too..
• Long term issues relating to Livelihood has to be planned immediately. People without shelter need to be given Temporary Shelter.
• Use of Plastic bags to be banned.
• Mithi River issue and other Urban issues are also being looked at by the Government.

Mrs. Farida Lambay
Vice Principal, College of Social Work
 
 
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