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Manuski Centre:

Report of the relief work after flood in Mumbai, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar

 

  Due to deluge which lasted for 21 hours and recording over 900 mm, Mumbai and its nearby areas flooded with water. The loss was compounded by bad drainage system. Over a thousand of people lost their lives and several thousands lost their property. Many people drowned in the flood and died. Some people in Nehru Nagar, Juhu died in stampede followed by rumours of Tsunami and cyclone. In Sakinaka area alone, the landslide took hundreds of lives. Majority people who died are slum dwellers and mostly Dalits. The unofficial estimates of the dead would be more than 1000. The government machinery failed to respond and started working after agitation by the citizens after 4 days. Haresh Dalvi of Manuski Centre, who was in Mumbai during this whole turmoil, surveyed the situation by visiting the affected areas with Dinesh Dalvi.

 

He visited many places including highly affected areas in Mumbai, such as; Kurla, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Govandi and Mulund. According to primary survey, nearly 300 families lost all their belongings including their houses and more than 2000 families lost their life surviving belongings. Besides that many thousands were affected by flood. The situation around Mumbai was even worst. In Kalyan, Ulhasnagar , Ambivali and rural parts of Thane, the flood destroyed many lives and the death toll was heavy and beyond estimation. The loss of property is huge. It was reported that dead bodies, food grains and life essential commodities were floating on water in huge quantity for several hours. There was no electricity, no drinking water and no communication of any kind. The severity of the problems was mind boggling.

 

 

After assessing the situation, Manuski decided immediately to start relief operation. Manuski prepared a preliminary report based on survey. Lokamitra, President of the Jambudvipa Trust, alerted the Karuna Trust and friends in Taiwan who responded to the situation with commitment of helping in all possible ways. Manuski team also sent appeals to various agencies and individuals. In less than 24 hours, Manuski team was ready with its logistical plan and strategy to reach targeted population of Dalits and other deprived section that are often discriminated during such disasters.

 

 

 

The first batch of Manuski team left for Mumbai under the guidance of Haresh Dalvi and Sachin Bhagat. The other team members were: Kamlesh Kamble, Dhiraj Yeole, Vivekamitra, Avinash Borkar and Mallapa. After 5 days, the following members joined the Manuski team: Prashant Deshbhratar, Nitin salve, Priyadarshi Telang and Mangesh Dahiwale. Some relief material was purchased in Pune and most of the relief material was purchased in Mumbai which was a difficult task due to already worst situation in Mumbai. Dryan Kitchener of Karuna Trust also joined the team for a while.  

 

The following relief material was distributed:

 

Sr. No

Item

Quantity

1.

Rice grains

12, 000 Kg

2.

Tuvar Dal (Cereals)

2,500 Kg

3.

Nylon Mats

1040

4.

Pull overs

200

5.

Cooking Stove

250

6.

Utensils:

1.     Dish

2.     Stainless steel Cup

3.     Cooking Utensils

4.     Big Spoon  

 

250 each

 

7.

Clothes

8.

Medicines

       

The Dhamma Kranti Mahavihar in Chunabhatti was the base camp for the relief operations. After holding several and continuous meetings with the local organizations, Manuski prepared a mode of carrying on relief work after need assessment. The local partners microscopically surveyed the areas and identified the beneficiaries in record breaking speed. The beneficiaries were categorized on the basis of damage due to flood in various different categories. Manuski worked with different organizations at different places based on needs of particular areas. 

 

The following table will explain this:

 

Sr. No

Area

Organization

Beneficiaries (family)

1.

Asalfa Village , Chandivali

Shivneri Vidya Mandir (the relief was routed through surveying and interviewing the students by school authorities)

50

2.

Patra Chawl, Mulund

Ekta Mahila Santha ( EMS identified the affected families and marked them with cards (red, yellow or green) based on the extent of damage. The EMS is an unique organization run by women)

 

785

 

3.

Anand Nagar, Mulund

4.

Ali Bahadur Nagar, Mulund

5.

Janata Nagar, Mulund

6.

Landewadi, Mulund

7.

Ramnagar,

Thane

8.

Bhandup

Ekta Mahila Sanstha and Nehru Yuvak Kendra (Government of India )

70

9.

P.L. Lokhande Marg, Chembur

Pragatik Vidhyarthi Sangha

160

10.

Pestam Sagar, Amar Mahal, Chembur

Stri Mukti Sanghatan

65

11.

Patil Wadi, Govandi

12.

Shivaji Nagar, Govandi

Apanalaya

80

13.

Samrat Ashok Nagar, Valdhuni

SAPREM

 

210

14.

Shivaji Nagar, Valdhuni

 

50

15.

Anand Wadi, Kalyan

250

16.

Kailash Nagar

400

17.

Khade Golavani

18.

Milind Nagar, Kalyan

250

19.

Raman Mama Nagar, Baiganwadi, Govandi

Bahujan Vidhyarthi Aghadi

112

20.

Tagor Nagar, Vikroli

Parmita

10

21.

Swadeshi Mill Chawl, Chunabhatti

Bahujana Hitaya, Mumbai

100

22.

Valvadi, Ulhasnagar

TBMSG, Ulhasnagar

400

23.

Shantinagar, Ulahasnagar

24.

Sathe Nagar, Ramabai Ambedkar Colony, Ghatkopar

Jan Jagruti Samajika Sanstha

200

25.

Priyadarshini Chawl, Ramabai Ambedkar Colony, Ghatkopar

26.

Jal Prabhat Nagar, Ramabai Ambedkar Colony, Ghatkopar

27.

Transit Camp, Ramabai Ambedkar Colony, Ghatkopar

28.

Kamraj Nagar, Ramabai Ambedkar Colony, Ghatkopar

29.

Nityanand Nagar, Bauddha Vihar Sangha, Ghatkopar

Sankalp Vidhyarthi Sangha

150

30.

Petite Animal Hospital Staff

Petite Animal Hospital

27

 

Manuski centre has networking in the affected area and therefore Manuski could very well coordinate the relief operations simultaneously at various places. Thus, Manuski relief operation reached nearly 3500 families, though initially it was targeted towards 2300 families. Manuski worked with schools, hospitals, local CBOs (Community Based Organizations), social and medical associations.

 

There were severe medical problems arising out of flood and toxicated contamination in the flood water in different areas. Therefore, Manuski teamed up with like minded medical professionals and associations in order to check the upcoming epidemic like situation. The medical relief camps acted as a preventive strategy and to cater to the needs of affected and injured people. The Medical Relief Camps were arranged on 6th-7th August 2005 . More than 1500 flood affected people were treated during these camps.

 

The following table explains in brief:

 

Areas covered

No of patient

Annabhau Sathe nagar (Mankhurd)

312

Uday Nagar, (Sakinaka)

350

Lumbini Bhag (Govandi)

503

Bhimwadi (Govandi)

505

 

The Teams consisted of following Doctors, Paramedicals and volunteers:   

 

Mr. Rupendra Meshram

Mr. Prashant Ramteke

Dr. Atul Dongre

Dr. Alankar Ramteke

Dr. (Mrs) Kale

Dr. Riya Gajbhiye

Dr. Gorakhanath

Mr. Amol Sarvate

Mr. Vaibhav Chavan

Mr. Kamlesh

Dr. Ajay Ovhal and his friends from LTMT

Dr. Anup Takasande and his friends from KEM

Mr. Sachin Bhagat and his friends from Pune

Dr. Rahul Gajbhiye

Dr. Amol Suryawanshi

Dr. Kirti Paik

 

Base camp of relief activities:    

 

Dhamma Kranti Maha Vihar

Bahujan Hitay trust (TBMSG)

Patil Galli,

Chunabhatti, Mumbai

 

Organization:

 

Manuski Centre

Deccan College Road ,

Yerawada,

Pune-6

Tel. 020-26696812

Email: info@jambudvipa.org

Website: www.jambudvipa.org


Aug 12, 2005
 
 
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