When the monsoon rains arrived in 1995, they arrived with a difference. 690 mm of rain fell over the District of Malda, West Bengal, which resulted in mass flooding.
Rs.60 crores of crop were destroyed.
54 lives are reported to have been claimed by the floods.
26,100 houses were completely washed away, with 21,750 houses partially damaged.
The Relief Operation
Disaster relief is the key activity of the organisation. When the floods hit the District of Malda during the monsoon months of 1995, the Calcutta centre swung into action and started its relief work. Taking truck loads of clothes, utensils and medicines, the saints and volunteers of the organisation personally went to the worst effected area in Malda to help.