Asha Trust - Asha Chennai 2015 Flood Relief Efforts

Project Brief: Relief and rehabilitation efforts by Asha Chennai in Chennai and Thiruvallur districts and surrounding areas after the very heavy rains of November/December 2015.
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Chennai
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Melli Annamalai
Project Partner(s): Rajaraman Krishnan
Other Contacts: Bhaskar V
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Stewarding Chapter: Chennai
Mar 2016Boston/MITUSD 4364
Feb 2016PurdueUSD 2222
May 2015ChennaiINR 83865

Total = $8414.257

Chennai and neighbouring districts were battered by rains that broke all previous records in the months of November and December 2015. This further trigger a huge surge in all the rivers that run through these districts. Huge areas were inundated by these floods. Asha Chennai is undertaking relief and rehabilitation work in the areas we have been working with. These projects are described here.

In particular we have for several years been working in the Poondi block of Thiruvallur district. The Poondi reservoir is located here and the Kosasthalayar, Arani, Kooum and other rivers run through this block. Several villages in this block have been cut off from the rest of the world due to roads and bridges becoming flooded. Further some of the villages themselves have also been flooded. Severe rains that preceded have also left destruction in their wake.
Relief in isolated and remote villages, predominantly villages Asha-Chennai is already working in for education. Immediate relief is food, mats and other materials. This work will then transition to rehabilitation, replacing damaged books, educational material, and school repairs.
Asha Chennai, a chapter of Asha Trust in India has been working on educational projects in and around Chennai and Thiruvallur for the last 15 years.
The geographic area covers Chennai and Thiruvallur districts and surrounding areas. The focus is remote and isolated villages which are not getting attention from other organizations and the government.