Jan 30 2001:
At the kitchens in Bhuj, Anjar, Bhachao, Gandhidham, Morbi, Amdavad (Ahmedabad), more than 20,000 people are served hot meals daily.
More than 35,000 food packets are being distributed daily in :
Kachchh district - 21 affected villages
Rapar and Khavada districts - 10 affected villages
Morbi districts - 5 affected villages
Civil Hospitals in Rajkot and Gandhinagar more than 20,000 patients and their relatives are being regularly provided with food packets.
Foodgrains and pulses are being distributed in villages of Surendranagar district.
Clothing and necessities
Clothing and necessities are being distributed in 46 villages. In addition to clothes, blankets, tents, waterproof tarpaulins, torches, utensils, primus stoves, toiletries and footwear are also being provided to all. At least 14 trucks with these items are being dispatched daily to the worst-hit district of Kachchh. Till date, 7500 blankets have been distributed to help survivors fight the winter chill.
Survey and Distribution
Saints and volunteers are traveling to interior villages to provide relief to the affected people promptly, even in less accessible areas. The saints' touring is also instrumental in boosting the survivors morale, and helping them recover from the shock of losing their loved ones and the fear of further quakes.
Medical camps with free prescription and distribution of medicines by doctors are also in progress. Blood camps have collected 45,000 cc of blood so far.
Three Water Filter plants are soon to be installed by the engineers of BAPS.
More than 4,500 volunteers and 175 saints are active on-site throughout Gujarat. In Bhuj, the city nearest the epicenter, an additional 155 volunteers have arrived this evening from different cities like Surat and Jamnagar.
Fund Raising Campaigns
Fund Raising Campaigns are in full swing to collect donations, clothes, medicine, utensils, foodstuff and other necessary items for the affected people. These items are then dispatched from different centers to the BAPS relief center at Bhuj. For example, at least four truckloads are being dispatched daily from our Ahmedabad mandir.