An Executive Summary
  • Relief Camps served hot meals to over 40,000 people every day for the first 45 days
  • Resource Group of 60 sadhus and 450 volunteers on site and a Support Team of 6500 volunteers
  • More than 409 remote villages covered in relief material distribution
  • 655 tin houses built in Bhuj and Khavda - housing a total of 3,300 people
  • Served 45,000 patients through 4 Mobile Medical Vans which continuously traverse the affected area and at a well-equipped medical center in Bhuj
  • Economic Rehabilitation in progress - more than 1,000 families given means of livelihood. A total of 250 temporary shops and 40 permanent shops already handed over.
  • Special care of 100 Muslim and 88 Harijan families.
  • BAPS is now rebuilding 1589 houses in 6 villages & 3 colonies, and reconstructing 39 schools
  • 39 Schools are being built with 281 classrooms to accommodate thousands of students
  • Construction is in progress, with 35 architects & engineers supervising 1100 workers
  • BAPS plans to complete and present the villages and schools by 26th January 2002
Introduction
Following the devastating earthquake on 26th January 2001 in Gujarat, India, which killed 35,000 and wounded and crippled over 150,000, the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, an international socio-spiritual organization with over 6,800 centers and 40,000 volunteers, moved in with immediate help. Disaster Management is one of the 160 humanitarian activities of BAPS, which include medical, educational, social, moral, spiritual and cultural activities.       
Rescue & Relief
Within hours, BAPS was directly involved in rescue, relief and rehabilitation. Initially rescuing survivors, BAPS volunteers cremated hundreds of bodies of the unfortunate victims. Through a team of 60 sadhus and 450 volunteers on site and a support team of 6500 volunteers, relief camps were set up which provided food and shelter along with socio- psycho-spiritual rehabilitation. BAPS distributed clothes, utensils, and essential relief supplies to the affected people in more than 409 remote villages.
Details Of Relief Material Distributed
No
Description
Quantity
1
Tarpaulin
20,743 sheets
2
Tents
6,315
3
Food Packets
878,299
4
Sukhdi (Energy Bar)
193,106 kg
5
Water pouches
1,404,815
6
Biscuits
916,720 packets
7
Bread
66,109 loaves
8
Milk powder
24,933 kg
9
Sugar
88,919 kg
10
Tea
7,799 kg
11
Gor
26,416 kg
12
Rice
232,405 kg
13
Wheat flour
248,712 kg
14
Total Grains
598,343 kg
15
Green Vegetables & Fruits
210,935 kg
16
Blankets
68,418
17
Clothing
179,870 articles
18
Diesel / Kerosene
16,670 liters
19
Primus Stoves
8,281
20
Candles
167,950
21
Cooking Oil
200 metric tons
 Food Camps :
For the first 45 days, BAPS served hot meals to over 40,000 people daily at many places.
Hot food was prepared everyday and served at the following camps :
Food Camp for 45 days
Food Camp for 15 days
Bhuj
Gandhidham
Rapar
Morbi
Khavda
Bhadra
Bhachau
Jamnagar
Anjar
Surendranagar
 
Ahmedabad
  Medical Help : In addition to the medical camps set up immediately after the tragedy, BAPS is still continuing with the services of its 4 Mobile Medical Vans, which have served more than 45,000 patients till date.   Special Services Rendered :
- In Soyla village, BAPS provided all facilities such as tents, clothes, foodgrains, utensils for the 100 Muslim families of the villlage. They were also given seeds and grass for their fields and cattle.
- In Dinara village, the 88 harijan families were given tents, food and clothing by BAPS.
- Many more such villages and groups were helped all over the affected area by BAPS.
Rehabilitation
BAPS has begun Temporary, Permanent and long term Economic rehabilitation programs.
1
Temporary Rehabilitation
In less than a month, a Tin-Tent city of 655 well-ventilated tin houses and accompanying tents was set up with free electricity, running water and sanitation, in Bhuj and Khavda for more than 3,300 people.
2
Permanent Rehabilitation
Villages & Colonies
  • BAPS has adopted 6 villages & 3 colonies, and has begun building 1,589 houses in these villages and colonies
Primary & Secondary Schools
  • All 39 schools are being reconstructed complete with furniture and electrical fittings
House Repairs
  • In addition, BAPS is also providing financial and technical help for the repair of hundreds of houses, which were damaged, but do not need total reconstruction.
3
Long Term Economic Rehabilitation
As part of the economic rehabilitation program undertaken by BAPS,
  • A total of 250 temporary and 40 permanent shops have been handed over to people already.
  • Many home industries have been supported by giving appliances such as :
    • 230 handcarts and 50 cycle carts,
    • 125 sewing machines,
    • goldsmithy instruments to 250 goldsimths
    • 70 sets of carpentry implements
    • 125 cobblers instruments
 Current Status of Rehabilitation
Villages & Colonies:
BAPS has begun its rehabilitation campaign of rebuilding 1,589 houses in 6 villages and 3 colonies. In these villages, BAPS is rebuilding the full village to make it habitable. The structures, in addition to Houses, will include Roads, Electricity and Sanitation systems, Bal Mandir (Kindergarten), Primary School or Secondary School, Water Tank (with pipeline), Panchayat House, Temple, and in addition, on the basis of necessity, a Gaushala, Primary Health Center and Community Hall.
No.
Village / Colony
Number of Houses
Status
1
Ukhadmora Village
88
44 houses ready, with only plaster remaining. 22 have reached the ceiling level and walls are being built for the remaining 22.
2
Gunatitpur Village
112
Ceilings have been built for 97 houses while the other 15 are at the plinth level.
3
Jiyapar Village
285
200 houses reached plinth level, with walls for 40 done. 45 are at the foundation stage.
4
Nani Mau Village
31
All houses are almost complete.
5
Modhpar Village
260
Land acquisition was delayed - the land has just been handed over by the government. Construction work will begin shortly.
6
Gariya Village
107
Land acquisition has been delayed, though the authorities are trying their best. The government has been requested to help speed up the process.
7
Kukma Colony
51
Land acquisition in progress.
8
Khavda Colony
155
Land acquisition in progress.
9
Bhuj City - Colony
500
Land yet to be alloted - it will be alloted after the government finalises the master plan for a new Bhuj city.
 
Total Houses :
1,589
 
   Personnel
An experienced team of 35 BAPS architects, engineers and supervisors are providing the expertise for efficient construction. More than 1,100 workers are carrying on the work in full swing at the sites, under the able direction of sadhus.
Schools:
280+ classrooms in 39 schools, catering to thousands of students, being built by the BAPS are under construction, at various stages of completion.
Schools in Kachchh District
No.
School
Vllage
Taluka
District
Number of Rooms
1
Primary School
Nani Bhadai
Mandvi
Kachchhh
4
2
Boys & Girls School
Moti Khodai
Anjar
Kachchhh
16
3
Boys Primary School
Bharapur
Bhuj
Kachchhh
9
4
Primary School
Khavda
Bhuj
Kachchhh
9
5
Primary School
Gandhigram
Mandvi
Kachchhh
4
6
Primary School
Mothada
Abdaasa
Kachchhh
4
7
Primary School
Nani Dhrufi
Abdaasa
Kachchhh
4
8
Primary School
Ravapar
Lakhpat
Kachchhh
16
9
Primary School
Moti Bhadai
Mandvi
Kachchhh
5
10
Ibrahim Pabani Primary Girls School
Mandvi
Mandvi
Kachchhh
9
11
Anjar Education Society
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
20
12
Primary School
Ukhadmora
Bhuj
Kachchhh
3
13
Primary School
Gunatitpur
Bhachau
Kachchhh
3
14
Primary School
Nani Mau
Mandvi
Kachchhh
3
15
Anjar Primary School No. 1
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
7
16
Anjar Primary School No. 2
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
5
17
Anjar Primary School No. 7
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
4
18
Anjar Primary School No. 9
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
5
19
Anjar Primary School No. 11
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
10
20
Anjar Primary Girls School No. 1
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
6
21
Rabari Ashram School
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
7
22
Vivekanand Higher Secondary School
Anjar
Anjar
Kachchhh
16
23
Ratadia Higher Secondary School
Ratadia
Mundra
Kachchhh
16
   
Total Rooms :
   
   
 
185
 
Schools in Surendranagar district
No.
School
Vllage
Taluka
District
Number of Rooms
1
Primary School
Pandri
Limdi
Surendranagar
3
2
Primary School
Mansar
Halvad
Surendranagar
2
3
Primary School
Ganaad
Lakhtar
Surendranagar
7
4
Primary School
Bhadreshi
Wadhwan
Surendranagar
8
5
Primary School
Vana
Lakhtar
Surendranagar
9
6
Primary School
Bhadiyad
Wadhwan
Surendranagar
3
7
Primary School
Teekar Pay Center
Halvad
Surendranagar
16
8
Primary School
Chalala
Chuda
Surendranagar
3
9
Primary School
Acharda
Chuda
Surendranagar
3
10
Primary School
Malod
Wadhwan
Surendranagar
4
11
Mojidad Girls School
Mojidad
Chuda
Surendranagar
1
12
Ganjela High School
Ganjela
Dhrangadhra
Surendranagar
8
13
Shri Khodu High School
Khodu
Wadhwan
Surendranagar
8
14
Dedadra High School
Dedadra
Wadhwan
Surendranagar
8
15
Primary School
Limli
Wadhwan
Surendranagar
8
16
Primary School
Jeevapar
Padadhari
Rajkot
5
 
Total Rooms :
 
 
 
96
  Completion Schedule:
BAPS plans to complete and present the villages and schools to the affected people, by 26th January 2002, exactly one year after the earthquake.

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