Flood relief in North Bihar

In collaboration with Bihar based-NGO the Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, AMAN has conducted relief and rehabilitation work in the regions affected by the 2008 Kosi-floods. The first round of relief consisted of food distribution that started in mid September. The food packets contained 39.5 kg of dry food, and 7500 families were given a packet each. This was followed by distribution of non-food items to another 7500 families. Second round of dry food distribution for another 4000 families was completed by the first week of December. Every packet contained 51.5 kg of food items. The distribution of blankets, mosquito nets and bed sheets for 8500 families is completed by the second week of December. In total the relief reached out to 27500 families consisting of more than 110000 people in Saharsa district. Ninety five per cent of the beneficiaries are Dalits.  A new ten-month programme, supported by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has begun in March 2009 on sustainable livelihood generation in Kosi- flood affected districts of Saharsa and Supual, Bihar. The programme is divided into two phases. In the first phase a pilot study will be conducted for mapping the existing human skills and farm and non-farm sector resources present in the area that could be utilised for  sustainable livelihood activities amongst floods victims. Another focus of the study will be on doing a rapid assessment of implementation of government relief and rehabilitation schemes and NREGA. Based on the pilot study, in the second phase livelihood generation programmes will be designed and launched. Some of the programmes may include identification and strengthening of local leadership from the flood victims, providing loans to people to take land on lease for agricultural purposes, establishing SHGs/groups/committees for the management of loan distribution and repayments and mobilising and assisting people to access government R&R schemes. You can access a set of useful resources on the flood.

 

A new ten-month programme, supported by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has begun in March 2009 on sustainable livelihood generation in Kosi- flood affected districts of Saharsa and Supual, Bihar.

 


 

 Journal and Newspaper Publications

Articles / Reports on the Kosi Flood

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Illustrated Flood Map of Saharsa District

Map Illustration of the Kosi Flood Problem

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 State Schemes and Policies (Hindi & English)

Disaster Management Act, 2005

Bihar Government Policy

Bihar Government Policy (Hindi)

List of Compensatory Schemes

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State Scheme Compensation Form (Hindi & English)

Compensation Form in English

Compensation Form in Hindi

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