Prathama - Stage 1 - Immediate
( Will be a Present Progressive effort till we can address all the problems and recurrent problems as and when they come up with regards to the following relief measures)
1. Food for those in desperate need
2. Personal and Public Disinfectants & Hygiene
3. Tarpaulins for Temporary shelter homes for monsoons
4. Repair Embankments
5. Pump out Saline water & Clean Community Ponds
1. FOOD MATERIAL FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR
There are around 600 families who are living right on the river bank whose homes & livelihoods are completely destroyed. They are struggling to claw back to life and need every bit of support we can offer. Be it Rupomari or Malekan Ghumti or the Sundarbans side of Kultali , these families are living under temporary tarpaulins held up by bamboos. With the advent of monsoons any hope if rebuilding homes will be difficult if not impossible . The water may not recede as well in some areas for those who have proper houses but are unable to go back for fear of flooding.As of now there are some organisations serving cooked but as we also saw during covid-19 response but towards the fag end this was stopped despite no other available means of food or employment for those availing these benefits. We fear the same for these poor people ravaged by nature's fury and with no near solution at hand. We are preparing for a stop gap arrangement of 2 weeks at least to ensure no one goes hungry amongst those who most need it .
Items in packet
Dal 500 gms
Oil 250 gms
Candles 7 piece
Matchbox 5 boxes
Masala 1 packet of each
Mosquito Coils 7 pieces
Sanitary pads 2 packets
No of packets : 600 per week for two weeks.
Cost of Food Packets for two weeks: Rs.300000/-
approximately for food packets as per list above.
2. PERSONAL & PUBLIC DISINFECTANTS & HYGIENE
All families need the following as with Amphan and the movement of so many people from the city to interior areas as well return of migrant labourers Covid will finally hit Sundarbans hard. Apart from those living right at the edge of riverside a lot of houses of families who were struggling to make ends meet were completely destroyed. They have no means of income nor a safe roof above their heads as of now. We have mapped as of now 900 families .
Total cost of ensuring personal hygiene :Rs. 8,00,000/-
3. PROTECTION FROM RAIN
Of the 2500 + families living across these areas everyone's houses have been damaged extensively. Most have repaired their houses or have received some material from different NGOS .Despite having received some help from us and as well as other NGO they need cover all four sides of their houses apart from the roof to protect from the rains as thats all they have to be safe during the monsoons. After further recon we have mapped 900 houses which need tarpaulins in totality amongst all these areas.
No. Of Tarpaulins - 900 Pieces of 18ftx12ft
Cost per Tarpaulin- 450 approx
Total Cost of Tarpaulins - Rs. 405000/-
4. REPAIR EMBANKMENTS
This needs further study as has to be routed through government agencies.
We can help instantly by donating towards the efforts in areas where the embankment needs our help the mosts
Non Woven GeoTextile Jute Bags
No. of Bags - 2000
Cost per Bag - Rs. 50/-
Total Cost for supporting repair embankments : Rs. 1,00,000/-
5. EMPTY , DESALINATE & DISINFECT PONDS
We have already completed this for 7 community ponds which will now enable 350+ families to avail of fresh water once monsoons set it a cost of Rs. 35,000/-
Further to empty individual ponds cost of total estimated project : Rs. 1,00,000/-
Our volunteers have been helping us in multiple ways and you could too by either providing us your help
· In person, with transport or packing of the relief material
· Your professional services which could save us some cost.
· Fundraising events
· Ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.
Anything that can add value to the mission will be appreciated.