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BAPS Rehabilitation Work
BAPS Rebuilding Palns for Earthquake-hit Villages
Inspirer: HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj

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

BAPS, under the inspiration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, has professionally and scientifically planned to rebuild over 2000 homes in 8 villages and a colony in Bhuj, involving the local people and community. The rebuilding of 8 villages, namely; Ukhadmora, Nana Khirsara, Devisar, Gunatitpur, Jiyapur, Nani Mau, Modpur and Gariya, will comprise of:
1. Housing
2. Social structure
3. Economic structure
4. Amenities and facilities
5. Resource management

The participatory process of involving the community in the design of their neighbourhood consisted of:
1. Conducting a reconnaisance study to ascertain and understand the existing conditions in the     community: the physical layout, demography, socio-cultural and economic aspects and any unique or     characteristic features of the place or people.
2. Discussion with the villagers, in an effort to understand their lifestyles and social groups to evolve     design solutions sensitive to social and cultural requirements of the people. From these discussions,     parameters of the area, extent of site, clusters organisation, facilities and amenities were decided     upon.
3. Motivating the people and discussing their needs, aspirations and requirements.
4. Identifying and aquiring the land for resettlement, and assessment of its site features.

Proposed home plans for this re-construction is given below. Also, some parts of the master planning of the adopted villages are also presented here.

Gunatitpur Ukhadmora Nani Mau Devisar
Jiyapar Modhpar Gariya Nana Khirsara
Proposed Home Paln


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