Bihar Floods – Sahayata Trust Starts Relief Work
Purnea (Bihar): Responding to one of the worst floods in over three decades in Bihar, Hyderabad-based Sahayata Trust has initiated immediate relief work, providing ration and ready to eat meals to the poor and needy flood affected families. The relief is being provided in the worst flood affected districts of northern Bihar viz. Ararya, Kishanganj, Purnea, Kathiar. The villages where relief was distributed are Chilhana, Gostara, Jairampur, Kawatola, Baliharpur, Tatlia, Barihaspur, Behlkha, Bhelkhaon, Plankoff, Charlua, Khagjana, Titiha, Mirchantola, Gudihar, Majgama, Chandel, Saharia, Durgiwari, Mangalpur. Every food packet includes 10 kg rice, 5 kg puffed rice, 2 kg chickpeas, 1 kg pulse, biscuits, 1-liter mustard oil, 1 kg sugar, 500 gm gram flour, 1 kg salt. Initially, 3,000 families are being covered under the immediate relief extended by Sahayata Trust. Khalil Ahmed, 65, from Mohiudinpur in Kishanganj district was not able to mutter a single word for days after witnessing the floods. He and his three sons are homeless after floods swept away their mud house not leaving a single trace behind as if the house never existed. “Every year we used to have floods. This year also we thought, there will be such low-intensity floods, but this time it broke records of previous years.