JIH Maharashtra leaders visiting Konkan flood hit areas. Volunteers carrying out relief activities.
Mumbai, 01 Aug. 2021: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Maharashtra President Rizwanur Rahman Khan along with state Vice President Syed Zameer Qadri visited the Konkan flood hit areas like Chiplun, Mahad and other towns. They spoke to the flood victims, assuring them of all possible support. Meetings were held with several social workers and heads of community centres and NGOs to discuss plans of rehabilitation. Mr. Rizwan has said that all social organizations need to come together and cooperate with each other to carry out the rehabilitation task, ensuring that no flood victim is left out. The JIH state chief has also announced Rs.1,50,00,000/- (1.5 Crore Rupees) rehabilitation project for the flood affected victims. He said, “people who have lost their livelihood in this calamity will be helped in restarting their businesses. Also, houses which have been destroyed or partially damaged will be reconstructed or repaired. A proper survey has been initiated to facilitate this process.”
Following the devastating flood in the Konkan region, the JIH Maharashtra along with affiliated organisations and its sister bodies had commenced the relief operation from 23rd July. The JIH cadre is now being assisted in this task by members of the Ideal Relief Committee Trust, IRW, Youth Wing, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) and Medical Service Society (MSS). The volunteers have not only distributed cooked food, medicines, bottled water and blankets, but they have also cleaned wells, roads, schools and residential buildings and houses, making them usable. They were professionally trained to work in such an emergency situation.
Briefing on relief efforts, the JIH Maharashtra said, “a team led by the organisation itself, also comprising members of the Youth Wing, IRW, MSS and SIO from Mumbai and Thane had reached the worst hit town Chiplun (Ratnagiri district), on 24th July with two truckloads of relief material. Later, several other teams from Mumbai, Solapur, Parli, Pune, Nagpur, Nanded and other cities joined with them to execute the relief operation. They are still on the ground, engaging in all sorts of relief work. After the survey, the JIH has provided 1500 kitchen kits sets so far in Chiplun, Murad Nagar, Rajewadi and Kondeote. Till date, JIH has distributed about 3400 bottles of water, 4200 food packets, ration kits to 500 families, medicines and 1500 emergency lights. More than one lakh rupees has been distributed as emergency aid among 40 families. As many as 14 wells and seven water tanks have been cleaned in Chiplun so far. Several schools, buildings and mosques have also been cleaned. The JIH has set up a medical camp in the affected area because such calamity can potentially increase the risk of infectious or epidemic diseases. A mobile medical van is also being used to address the health concerns of the affected people. So far over 500 patients have benefitted from this effort. 50 houses of Mahad and Rajewadi have been surveyed. Cleaning material has been provided to more than 800 families.
The JIH state unit has appealed to all the people to lend a helping hand to this relief and rehabilitation effort by their contribution.