All posts by Nikhil Gangavane

Disaster Relief

 

  • Covid -19 Response – April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest global humanitarian challenge the world has faced since World War II. The virus has spread widely, and the number of cases is rising daily as governments work to slow its spread. India has moved quickly, implementing a proactive, nationwide lockdown, with the goal of flattening the curve and using the time to plan and resource responses adequately.

Naam Foundation has also donated a sum of 1 crore rupees. 

(50 lakhs to PM Cares fund and 50 lakhs to CM Relief Fund).

Furthermore, Naam Foundation has distributed Life essential ration kits to 11,236 needy families across Maharashtra. This kit included Wheat/  Rice/ Dal/ Oil/ Tea/ Sugar/ Salt depending upon availability and local eating habits.

 

  • Covid -19 Relief Operation

Life Essential Kits Distribtion
Sr. No. District No. of Kits Distributed
1 Sangli 506
2 Pune 578
3 Kolhapur 710
4 Satara 475
5 Solapur 75
6 Ahmednagar 425
7 Raigad 415
8 Sindhudurg 300
9 Ratnargiri 100
10 Jalgaon 502
11 Wardha 650
12 Yavatmal 1300
13 Amrawati 300
14 Nagpur 500
15 Chandrapur 300
16 Akola 500
17 Beed 600
18 Parbhani 600
19 Jalana 600
20 Usmanabad 600
21 Aurangabad 600
22 Latur 600
Grand Total   11236

  • Cyclone Nisarg Rehabilitation

In June 2020 , Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the Indian state of Maharashtra since 1891. Coastal districts of Maharashtra bore the brunt of rough weather condition experiencing strong winds, heavy rainfall and raging sea surge . The cyclone uprooted several trees and damaged tin roofs of countless homes. The people were forced to stay in temporary shelters . Naam Foundation provided roofing sheets for 72 such families in 18 villages of Dapoli taluka in Ratnagiri.

Cyclone Nisarg Rehabilation
District : Ratnagiri           Taluka: Dapoli
Village Name No of Families Benefitted
1 Utambar 17
2 Umbarshet 5
3 Aatgaon 4
4 Vanzhaloli 9
5 Sharikhal 6
6 Pasie 5
7 Karanzani 3
8 Onnavse 1
9 padale 1
10 Ilane 5
11 Sukondi 2
12 Borthal 1
13 Chandivane 2
14 Kolthare 2
15 Ambavali 2
16 Rovale 1
17 Kangavai 1
18 Dabhil 5
Total 72

 

  • Flood Relief Operation (August 2019)

The districts of Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara witnessed severe rainfall in the month of August 2019. Krishna river, the lifeline of south-western Maharashtra wrecked a havoc in the districts it flows through and hundreds of villages in these districts were flooded. Naam Foundation acted immediately and engaged in the following relief operations.

  1. Providing Emergency Relief Material ( Bottled Water, Biscuits, Chips, Blankets, etc).
  2. Distribution of 1000 roofing sheets for 37 families and utensils for 100 families.
  3. 10 trucks Fodder (Chara) and Wood (Fuel) Distribution.
  4. Anna Chatra / Food Shelter for 150 families in Wai (Satara) and 150 families in Miraj (Sangli).
  5. Medical help with a team of doctors, nurses and 2 ambulances.
  6. Rehabilitation : Cleaning with JCB, Tractors and a network of 4000 volunteers.
  7. Distribution of School Uniforms, Accessories and Stationary.

Given the extend of destruction cause by the Western Maharashtra Floods in the districts of Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara Naam Foundation has now decided to take steps to rehabilitate flood-affected victims. The focus has now shifted from rescue to rehabilitation.

  • Naam Foundation Chara(Fodder) Distribution-2019

Due to drought, drying greenery and water scarcity had hit crop production very hard during the year especially in Marathwada. Due to lack of water, farmers could only manage only half the production in the Kharif season and were not able to sow in the Rabi season. Generally, farmers in the region use the remaining part of millets and maize as fodder for animals. But due to production falling, the rates of fodder had shot up and besides, the availability of fodder was also at a low.

An acute fodder shortage had left drought-hit farmers and livestock very vulnerable. As fodder rates shoot up, farmers who want to sell their animals were also not getting buyers even at lower rates.

Naam foundation came forward and arranged to collect the fodder from western Maharashtra where fodder was surplus and then transported it to Marathwada to save lives of farm animals as these were the only source and support for farmers besides agriculture and for some farmers, the main source of livelihood.

The districts Beed, Ahmednagar and Aurangabad were worst affected and thus the support was provided with 24 truckloads of fodder in these locations as a stop gap arrangement before the government fodder camps started in these locations.

Sr No. District Taluka Village No of Trucks Date
1. Beed Ashti Shindewadi 1 14/01/2019
2. Beed Ashti Pimperkhed 1 14/01/2019
3. Beed Shirur Kasar Dahiwadi 1 14/01/2019
4. Beed Patoda Pargan Ghumara 2 14/01/2019
5. Beed Ashti Dadegaon 1 21/01/2019
6. Beed Ashti Nimgaon Chobha 1 21/01/2019
7. Beed Patoda Amalner 2 21/01/2019
8. Beed Patoda Dhalewadi 1 21/01/2019
9. Beed Beed Pimpergavhan 1 21/01/2019
10. Beed Patoda Underwadi 1 31/01/2019
11. Beed Patoda Nafarwadi 1 31/01/2019
12. Beed Gevrai Takalgavhan 1 31/01/2019
13. Beed Ashti Hivra 1 31/01/2019
14. Beed Beed Pendgaon 1 31/01/2019
15. Beed Beed Narayangad 1 04/02/2019
16. Beed Shirurkasar Shirur 1 04/02/2019
17. Ahmednagar Pathardi Bhose 2 04/02/2019
18. Ahmednagar Pathardi Nivdunge 1 04/02/2019
19. Aurangabad Sillod Lihakhedi 2 14/04/2019
20. Aurangabad Paithan Parundi 1 14/05/2019
TOTAL 24