Gujarat Flood Relief:
On the Ground Report July 29, 2017
The floods in Gujarat due to heavy rains and depression in the southeast, which moved from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, have played havoc with two million people directly affected; 129 dead; 800 villages inundated; 200 villages without power; 17,000 rescued; 20,000 treated medically; 70,000 migrated; 112,000 evacuated to safety; and five national highways, 20 state highways, and 945 roads closed to vehicular traffic. Currently, a cyclonic circulation has formed on North Gujarat and South Rajasthan, and rains are continuing.
The rain has paralyzed infrastructure. Tens of thousands of cotton and millet farmers  have been affected. Ahmedabad International Airport had to divert many flights due to flooded runways. More than 10,000 people were rescued in Ahmedabad alone. The rains have brought the life in Surat, Ahmedabad, Idar, and Valsad to a virtual halt.
Over 250 volunteers are engaged in more than 70 villages in relief operations in Banaskantha and Patan districts of North Gujarat, large parts of which continues to reel under floods. Volunteers are working on the ground. They have —
- Distributed 1.6 lakh food packets, medicine and water bottles to 15,000 affected people.
- Started relief help centers in Radhanpur and Deesa (in Banaskantha). Alerting people living in low-lying areas affected by the release of excess water from Sipu and Dantiwada dams – enabling them to move to safer ground with them valuables and cattle.
- Providing shelter to thousands of people in private hospitals and temples.
- AAANA has released an appeal for Gujarat and Rajasthan floods.
- AAANA will continue to engage in the future through the rehabilitation phase.
“We commit to complete financial transparency in AAANA. We ensure efficient use of your donations to be used for beneficiaries of Gujarat floods with the lowest overheads among all our peers in the industry.”
– Prakesh G. Chaudhari, President of Akhil Ajana Association of North America
Select “Gujarat Floods Relief” in the projects drop-down
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