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Floods >> Materials Needed in Non-Mumbai
  Mumbai Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Resource Centre 
in association with Times Foundation

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Karmayog Helpline: 98201-55591 (Upadhyay)  

Name: kshama adhikari
Organisation: Seculare Education Trust Goregaon Dist- Raigad (Regd.)
Telephone:: 02140251369,02140250509
Message: We are Non Profit NGO Working in the remote area of Raigad district in konkan region which ic badly hit by disastrouse flood last month we run
free school of girls in village area and teach them to stand on their feet can any body hear our cry?
Aug 10, 2005
Aug 3, 2005
Sarvodaya Rahat Abhiyan, a conglomerate of over 15 grassroots voluntary organizations under the initiative of Justice Chandrashekar Dharmadhikari
(Retd.), Dr. G.G.Parikh, Yusuf Meherally Centre and Kisan Goradia, Maharashtra Sarvodaya Mandal, has organized relief efforts in Mumbai --Ambedkar Nagar, Gautam Nagar, Kanya Nagar, Damu Nagar, Lahugad, Ramgad, Banjaripada, Kranti Nagar -- affected slum areas of Goregaon, Malad
& Kandivli and in tribal villages of Pen, Raigad district. A team of dedicated volunteers, who had previously worked for Kutch Earthquake relief and tsunami affected populations, has been proactively working in the above mentioned areas after the heavy downpour last week. Based on the felt needs expressed by affected citizens in Raigad, the team has now requested to arrange following items for distribution: 

200 nineyard sarees, 500 clothes for small children, 200 men's clothes, 200 plastic sheets, 200 mattresses, 100 sets of utensils, 500 blankets, 1000
packets of dal, oil, salt, sugar & tea. 

All interested donors may arrange to deliver any of the said items at following office at the earliest :
Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal, Shantashram, 299 Tardeo Road, Nana Chowk, Mumbai - 400 007 between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact Persons: Ram Tambe Ph. 9819436771 / 23867451
Jayant Diwan Ph. 23872061
Dr. G.G.Parikh Ph. 9820026375 / 23875059
Madhu Mohite Ph. 9869289457
Harish Sadani (
On behalf of Sarvodaya Rahat Abhiyan
Last week, a local NGO group from Pune visited Ratnagiri District (Chiplun and Sangmeshwar talukas), and they have a devastating and horrific picture of destruction to tell which no media has covered. Our group of volunteers visited 17 villages braving torrential rains, wading through slush to reach the remote, almost inaccessible villages. They witnessed that landslides and rains had washed away entire villages - most of them belonging to very poor fisher folks and small farmers, who in a state of shocked trance were digging through moulds of debris, pushing huge boulders with bare hands to search for their buried kith and kiln. Everywhere they went the area was filled with overpowering stench of decaying flesh. All they could find were body parts (a piece of human hand or leg) that speaks of the extent of damage done by falling boulders. Many huts have been completely flattened. There may be many more villages of which we are unaware at present, but once the rain fury abides we will get a clear picture of the deluge.

Entire villages were wiped away, the shivering survivours clung to each other for support, sheltering on higher grounds in local schools (or what was left of them in some areas), with no water and food. With fields under water and other means for survival the villagers are left to fend for themselves. Our team visited the following villages and assessed the approximate number of affected families:

Chiplun Taluka:-
-Gavalkat village -70 families
-Mazre Kashi -village -40 families
-Dalvatne village -20 families
-Khordivillage -300 families
-Sati village -125 families
-Kaluste village -30 families
-Kalambaste village -60 families

-Chiplun and its neighbourhood areas - 300 households
-Juad village -20 families
-Donavali village -10 families
-Ganglai village -10 families
-Valupe village -10 families

Sangmeshwar Taluka:-
-Dingni village -20 families
-Khongur village -20 families
-Konde village -10 families
-Davkhol village -25 families
-Sakharpe village -200 families
-Bhad Khamba -village -190 families

The plight of city dwellers received extensive media footage but hardly any cameraman or government machinery covered the extent of damage to the poor remote coastal villages. Many local NGOs in the District are rendered helpless as their small offices have been indundated with flood waters damaging all equipment.

Can we act and provide succour to those affected? Our volunteers who spoke to the villagers - say their immediate basic survival needs are - food, clothing, shelter, medicines; and for long term measures - soft loans for housing, starting fishing trade, seeds, equipment for agriculture, purchase of cattle, etc. We have support of our network partners in the district who will volunteer relief work to the affected. The school going children need text books and notes. Can Karmayog groups recommend suitable supportive agencies for help. 

Our contact person is Adv Assunta Pardhe, Project Director of Chetana Mahila Vikas Kendra {a human rights and communal peace advocacy NGO working for marginalized women, youth and communities in Pune slums and Sindhudurg villages and a network partner of Konkan Vikas Prathisthan, and also a lead NGO for legal literacy in Pune district (selected by Zilla Parishad Pune)}. The NGO has an FCRA certification and all donations are exempt from IT under 
80 G.

Contact no: 263549516 (office 9 am to 6 pm)
mobile no: 9422032599
e-mail address: 

I support this dedicated NGO hence my appeal to the Karmayag group.

Aruna A