Bihar Flood/ Kosi Flood a national calamity


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Bihar Flood/ Kosi Flood a national calamity

  1. 1. BIHAR FLOOD 2008 <ul><li>A National Calamity </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A presentation by ONE BIHAR/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information on the flood relief operation . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Reason of the Flood <ul><li>The Kosi River eroded its embankment in Nepal about 12 K.M. up stream of the barrage as a result of which the embankment breached on the 18th of August 2008 and the river started flowing on an entirely new course. The water spread along the new course is 15 K.M. wide and is heading straight down south. More than 2.5 Million people and their houses fall in the path of the new course. The people along the new course have taken shelter on whatever high ground they could find and on roof tops. </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Report on Bihar Government Disaster Management Website </li></ul>
  3. 3. River Kosi changing the flow
  4. 5. Bihar Flood Relief- Your contribution will save life <ul><li>Bihar is facing its worst ever disaster in recent times and the koshi floods (river of sorrow) has ravaged the lives of millions (almost 50 Million people) in the state. It’s impossible to even estimate the magnitude of the damage caused, lives that has been lost in the last few days as millions are stranded in marooned areas where no relief effort has reached. Folks who have been carrying out rescue operations in the state have been in touch and the situation on ground is really heart wrenching. We are trying to supply some relief material and work with the agencies and NGO’s to provide support. What is our focus? </li></ul><ul><li>Our focus is on providing clean water, Life Jacket and Plastic sheet for temporary shelter. Availability of clean drinking water is necessary to prevent any epidemic breakdown. Your donations are required for buying medicines & Plastic. You can also help us in purchasing these medicines by providing contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>These medicines will be delivered to Chandan Singh who is part of our team and based out of Patna. Chandan will take care of its further distribution. Distribution will be through some of the good NGOs working in the relief operations. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>People behind this initiative This initiative is driven by people from multiple Bihar based groups. We have executed similar projects in past through these yahoo groups. Some of the projects that we have executed in past can be found at , & </li></ul><ul><li>How these medicines will be distributed? Last year also the group had worked for the flood relief operation and drive details are available on .This year’s efforts are updated on / </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency Your donations will be acknowledged and account statements will be published regularly, ( ) you can track the development by this blog. Donations collected and purchases done will be displayed & it will be updated regularly. </li></ul>Bihar Flood Relief- Your contribution will save life
  6. 7. How to transfer donation? <ul><li>There are three ways you can support the flood relief activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Online –Transfer your donations to ICICI bank </li></ul><ul><li>By sending your donation to below account numbers. The funds collected will be used to purchase </li></ul><ul><li>necessary items (Our team working at ground zero keep sending us list of items which they need for flood relief work). Items thus purchases are send to Chandan who is leading the efforts from Patna. </li></ul><ul><li>Name: Ashok Kumar Sharma, </li></ul><ul><li>A/C Number: 005301022273, Branch: Jayanagar/Bangalore ICIC0000053ICICI BANK LTDBANGALORE - JAYANAGAR80-7 ELEPHANT ROCK ROAD 3RD BLOCK JAYANAGAR BANGALORE. 560011 </li></ul><ul><li>Please mention flood relief and your name in remarks section while transferring funds Also mention your name in the comments (will help us track). After transfer send an email with the transfer details to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>We will send you a confirmation for the same. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Sending donations through NGO (Prayaas). </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Donor and as well as individual can donate via our Sister NGO PRAYAAS http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>PRAYAAS Contact No: 91-80-28441463 Please mention flood relief and your name in remarks section while transferring fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Mention your name in the comments (will help us track)Send an email with details to: [email_address] make a CC to: [email_address] Account in on the name of: M/S Prayaas Current Account No. : 10447347087 Bank Address : State Bank of India, Indiranagar , Bangalore Bank Code : 3301 Routing Number (Swift No.) : SBI NIN BB 147A MICR number : 560002021 Prayaas Official Address: Mr. Amitesh Bharti,Prayaas(r), C1-201, GreenWood Regency,Doddakannahalli village,Carmelaram PO, Adj. Wipro,Sarjapur Road,Bangalore – 560035, India. If you want to send a cheque/DD:Please send the crossed A/c Payee cheque in favour of,&quot; SBI, A/c Prayaas, Current A/c No. 10447347087 &quot; Donar seeking Tax exemption under section 80G, please donate via PRAYAAS The certificate & the receipt of your contribution will be dispatched by Prayaas. To get the certificate & the receipt of your contribution, Please email your name and address along with detail of your contribution to Amitesh at [email_address] make a CC to: [email_address] </li></ul>How to transfer donation?
  8. 9. <ul><li>Sending money directly to CHIEF MINISTER RELIEF FUND. Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Write a cheque to A/C Name : &quot;Chief Minister Relief Fund, Bihar&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A/C No: 10839124928 Bank: State Bank of India, Secretariat Branch, Patna. Branch Code: 153 Address: 'SINCHAI BHAWAN' City/State: PATNA, BIHAR Pincode: 800015 </li></ul><ul><li>Swift Code: SBININBB156 IFSC Code: SBIN0000153 Phone: (0612) 2206684, 2224889 Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Put your Phone number, name and address on the back of the cheque.Deposit the cheque to the nearest State Bank of India cheque drop box Disaster relief State Control Room Number:: 91-612-2217305/2215027/6452572 </li></ul>How to transfer donation?
  9. 10. Some Images of the flood ravaged areas and its effect on peoples lives
  10. 11. People evacuating to safer places
  11. 13. INGENUITY TO THE FORE: Amid the flood havoc around, this father hauls his two children to safety at Najirpur village of Muzaffarpur district in north Bihar. - Photo: Ranjeet Kumar (Hindu Newspaper )
  12. 14. People taking shelter on high ground
  13. 15. People leaving villages for safer places
  14. 16. Railway track being washed swept away by rising water level
  15. 17. A villages submerged in to the flood