More than 600 swayamsevaks of Surat and surrounding areas are engaged round the clock to rescue the flood-effected people of Surat, Gujarat. The flood has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, thousands of cattle and damaged property worth crores. It has also adversely affected the whole business of the city.
According to Shri Lalit Bansal, Vibhag Karyavah in Surat, more than 80,000 packets of food, 4,500 milk pouches and 1,11,000 pouches of drinking water have been provided to the flood affected people by August 9. In Surat, the RSS has set up four relief centres for collecting and distributing relief material under the supervision of senior Sangh activists Shri Nandkishore at Jainnagar, Shri Rajeshbhai Shah at Miranagar-Udhana, Shri Rajkumar Sharma at Bathar Road and Shri Ajaybhai Desai at Station Road.
By August 9, relief had been provided to more than 5,225 people. Besides, arrangements have also been made for lodging and boarding at Shishu Mandir-Udhana, Vrindavan Hall and Uma Bhavan. Relief material has also been transported from Ahmedabad by trucks, which contained 4,500 kg Sukhadi, 5,500 kg namkin, 6,000 packets of biscuits, 2,000 kg puri, 1, 11000 pouches of drinking water, 9,000 packets of candles, 600 packets of match boxes and 160 bundle of ropes. In Ahmedabad collecting and packaging of relief material is being carried out at 55 centres and swayamsevaks of the entire city are engaged in the collection and preparations of the relief material. Local people too responded generously to help the flood-affected people.