- Construction of 100 cyclone-proof
houses (64 in Chakulia and 36 in Bada Billari.)
In the district of Jagatsinghpur,
in the block of Erasama - comprising of 200 villages - 35 villages
have been completely wiped out. More than 15 million people have been
left homeless. With no shelter or livelihoods, survival is a question.
For every homeless family, the Sanstha has already started constructing
12 X 21 sq. ft. special cyclone-proof concrete houses complete with
kitchen and bathroom. By constructing 100 houses, the Sanstha will
provide shelter, safety and security to villages of Chakulia and Bada
- Construction of 2 schools in the
District of Jagatsinghpur (one in Chakulia)
- Repairing of 11 schools in the District
- Providing educational materials to
27,500 school children and 2,000 children have already received help
from the Sanstha so far.
Nearly all the schools in Jagatsinghpur are unfit for use. Many are
completely destroyed. Taking note of the plight and to ensure that
education is not lost, the Sanstha will construct 2 schools, each
having 8 classrooms, an office and playground for class 5 to 7 students.
An estimated 660 children will be accommodated. The Sanstha, as requested
by the District Collector: Mr. S. Mohanty, will also repair an additional
11 schools in the district.
With Board examinations in March for Class 7 and 10 students in Orissa,
the Sanstha has already started helping school children prepare well
for their exams by providing educational materials like notebooks,
pens and TBW examination guides to 2,900 students studying in 21 schools
in the Erasama Block of Jagatsinghpur.
provided one tractor and a power tiller to farmers for tilling their
lands. Providing seeds and
fertilizer to 30,000 farmers
Along with the cyclone, ocean-water
flooded more than 200 kilometres of coastal area, thus poisoning every
farmable land with salt. Roughly 1.2 million hectares of standing
cropland were destroyed; placing 5 million farmers out of work. Furthermore,
with 700,000 cattle dead, there is an extreme shortage of bullocks
The Sanstha has provided a group of farmers with a tractor and a power
tiller to plough their lands and remove the salt deposited by the
ocean. After the salt is removed and the land readied, the Sanstha
will distribute seeds and fertilizer to 30,000 farmers for cultivation.