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Earthquake Victims Rehabilitation Project
Inspirer: HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Past major relief activities by BAPS:
Latur earthquake 1993
Kachchh cyclone 1998
Orissa cyclone 1999

Since the day of disaster, BAPS has been providing food, medicines, clothings and many other necessities to the affected.
In the first few weeks, relief material distribution was the focus of all the activities. While BAPS volunteers were busy in distribution and providing temporary shelters to the homeless, HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj instructed a team of saints and expert volunteers to tour the earthquake affected areas of Gujarat and work out a plan of action for the rehabilitation of the earthquake victims.
The team surveyed the areas and devised a plan of action as follows:
  The Sanstha will adopt 10 villages across Gujarat, and take up the responsibility of reconstruction in these villages. BAPS will build around 1,800 to 2,000 permanent houses in these villages. The houses have been designed by structural engineers to be earthquake resistant.
No Village Sub district
Kachchh District
1 Vandhai Bhuj
2 Ukhadmora Bhuj
3 Gangapur Bhuj
4 Nana Khirsara Anjar
5 Bhawanipur Anjar
6 Devisar Anjar
7 Dhrangawadi Bhachau
Rajkot District
8 Modhpar Morbi
9 Gariya Vankaner
Surendranagar District
10 Bhadreshi Surendranagar
  In addition to the adopted villages, BAPS will also construct 400 permanent houses to rehabilitate around 2,000 people in Bhuj area. BAPS will also help and assist in building 600 houses in affected areas of the Saurashtra(Rajkot and Surendranagar) region.
  As part of contribution to education, BAPS will build schools, bal-mandirs (kindergartens) and angan-wadis (play schools) in around 25 selected villages.
  BAPS will establish a modern polyclinic in Bhuj, with most facilities available under one roof - X-ray, pathology, sonography, echo-cardiogram and many more facilities.
Other than these activities, the Sanstha has already begun operating 2 mobile vans in the affected areas of Kachchh The vans tour from village to village with a doctor, to diagnose and treat patients who do not have access to a hospital.

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