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  project name ~ Proposal to support flood affected families in South Gujarat

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  Project Name


Proposal to support flood affected families in South Gujarat






Relief and Rehabilitation







  Budget Approved


$ 15000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Anitha Sampath












Gujarat state is experiencing flood situation continuously from last three years. The entire south and central Gujarat including eastern Tribal belt is affected due to heavy rain in the catchments areas of Daharoi, Panam, Kadan, Vanakbori, Sardar Sarover, and Ukai dams from 4th to 11th August. The Flood situation becames more worst due to suddenly realising around 11.5 cusecs water from these dams.

More than 1 crore people have been affected by this fresh flood. The worst hit areas are Surat, Panchmahal, Kheda, and Vadodra Districts. The Sabarmati river,Viswamitri, Mahi and Tapi rivers burst in its banks and marooned thousand of villages and surrounding city like surat, Vadodara, Godhra, Kheda

Janpath received many distress calls for the help, relief material, and information about the flood situation on our RTI helpline. Looking at the situation Janapath called an emergency meeting at Gujarat vidyapith where 21 representatives from the different organization participated and updated and discussed about flood situation in the Surat and Rural areas. It was collectively decided to help flood affected families in co-ordination with the Janpath’s members in Surat district.





What has been done so far: In the first phase of the relief operation JCR in association with Gujarat Vidyapeeth and Sarvoday Mitra Mandal, Surat, was involved in awareness campaign on preventive health care in association with WASMO and GWSSB, and then followed by door-to-door survey in outskirts of Surat. As per survey, around 3500 most needy families have been identified so far; amongst which 1000 families have been given ration kit support in the first phase and another 2500 will be covered in the second phase.  The associated members from South and Central Gujarat are also involved in detailed survey of the most needy families and are being compiled. This will be shared with you soon. Along with volunteers from Gujarat Vidyapeeth (department of sociology and journalism) and NSS students and third team from Lokbharati Sanasara have joined the relief operations.





JANPATH AND ITS MEMBERS GET TOGETHER FOR CALAMITY RESPONSE: 1A collective response to deal with disaster would be on the name of “Janapath Calamity Response” for relief and rehabilitation work in any disaster. 2Gujarat Vidyapith will be uses as to train volunteers and to procure relief material The volunteers from Gujarat Vidyapith and NSS will help in the relief operation. 3The relief and rehabilitation work will be co-ordinate from the Janpath Office and field office at Surat. 4The member organization will provide support for mobilizing resources, coordination, networking etc.



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