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50 Million Face India's Worst Drought for a Century
Crops : Destruction of crops in 9,500 villages
Loss : Crops worth 42.5 billion rupees [Approx. $1 billion]
Killing : Thousands of cattle everyday
Water Crisis : 866 villages declared 'Scarcity affected'
Suffering : Hundreds of villages struggle and make do with water supply for only
  half an hour every fortnight
: In some towns tap water is available for just 15-20 mins. a day
Ordeal : People trudge 3 to 10km for a bucketful of water
: In some places a bucketful of water costs Rs. 45 [$1or 0.60 Pounds]
People : Hunger stalks thousands of people
Dams : More than 100 out of 143 dams are bone-dry and others have water for
  barely a fortnight.
Migration : Thousands of drought-hit villagers flee the worst water shortage in 100 years.
Disease : Millions of people are resorting to drinking polluted water which leaves
  them with diarrhoea & other stomach problems

Inspired by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the Worldwide Charitable Organization - Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) - has begun widespread drought relief work through its force of dedicated sadhus and volunteers, in GUJARAT, India.
We appeal to Organizations (Charitable and Commercial) and individuals to donate generously towards this humanitarian work and support us in carrying out the relief work.

It is a calamity on an unimaginable scale...

You are requested to send your cheque or draft at our Head offices either in U.K., INDIA or

Send your cheque or draft in favour of :

"The SHM India Drought Relief A/c" in UK.
Address : Shree Swaminarayan Mandir
105 -119 Brentfield Road, Neasden, London. NW10 8J
All Major Credits Cards accepted on

Phone : 020 8965 2651 Fax : 020 8965 6313 Charity No. 273425
Send your cheques or drafts to India in favour of :

"Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha".
Address : Shree Swaminarayan Mandir
Shahibaug, Ahmedabad - 380004
Phone : 5621580, 5625151/52
Fax : 5624405
Donations are subject to deduction u.s. 80-G(V) of the Indian Income Tax Act 1961
Send your cheques or drafts to India in favour of :

"Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha".
Address : 195 Main St. Third Floor,
Metuchen NJ - 08840
Phone : 7337441744
Fax : 7327441171



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