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  project name ~ Flood Relief

category ~ relief-orissa-1999




  Project Name


Flood Relief



BGVS Patna (Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti)










  Budget Approved


$ 5000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Madhavi Vuppalapati










Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS) has played a key role in the literacy movements in various states, and is the all India counterpart of organizations like TNSF with whom AID has worked with before. This project concerns the relief efforts undertaken by BGVS after the super cyclone that struck Orissa between October 29-31,1999. BGVS has a large network of volunteers in Orissa and a reach into almost all the villages there.
The proposal submitted to AID is towards medium and long term relief efforts.





i)Deploy 3 teams of doctors, including medical students who will report at Bhubaneshwar from where they would be deployed as needed by the Orissa team led by Dr. M.M.Pradhan ii)Prepare a booklet for diarrhea prevention and management and quick water disinfection kits. They will mass produce and distribute these to all affected villages quickly iii)The following medicines will be used and are needed in large quantities: Halogen tablets, ORS packs, Paraceptomol tablets and syrup,anti-histamine tables etc. iv)Channling of food (particularly low cost food) for starvation areas and clothes for children.





The broad goals of the project are i)Channelize relief material to affected blocks ii)Focus on provision of safe water iii)Focus on emergency management of acute illnesses especially diarrhoea



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