This was circulated on Smail by the Students General Secretaty.
Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are reeling under one of the worst floods in last 100 years. The death toll due to heavy rains has risen to 384 and displaced 674,500 people (details provided below).
There are plans to collect funds through mess account which will be directly sent to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of the respective states. Contributions towards the same can be made during lunchtime and dinnertime in messes as per the following schedule:
Monday – HM Cauvery
Tuesday – HM Krishna
Wednesday and Thursday – Himalaya
Friday – Ganga Mess
Monday to Friday – Vindhya
The hostel wise name list of all students will be put up in mess halls as per the above schedule and NSS volunteers will help you with the process. Interested students can enter the amount which they would like to donate and the same will be deducted from the mess account.
The worst floods in the region in 100 years have left a trail of destruction, rendering over 200,000 homeless in Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Guntur and Krishna districts and damaging crops over a vast area. Incessant torrential rainfall has occurred from 28th September, 2009 to 02nd October, 2009, leading to flash floods. Most parts of the State are heavily flooded.
Extent of Damage
|No. and names of severely affected districts||5 districts: Kurnool, Krishna, Guntur, Nalgonda and Mahabubnagar|
|Number of villages affected||571|
|Population affected||18.16 lakh|
|Number of human deaths||73|
|Number of cattle perished||27,340|
|Number of houses damaged||178,283|
About 7.3 lakh people in Mahabubnagar, 1 lakh people in Kurnool & 1 lakh people in Vijaywada districts have been rescued / evacuated from the affected areas.
204 irrigation tanks have been breached.
47,991 hectares of cropped area has been damaged
Incessant torrential rainfall has occurred in the State which has led to flash floods. Some parts of the State have been flooded.
Extent of Damage
|No. and names of severely affected districts||16 districts : Belgaum, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Raichur, Dharwad, Bagalkot, Bellary, Koppal, Haveri, Bidar, Gadag, Davanagere, Karwar, Dakshina Kannada, Chikaballapura and Chitradurga|
|Number of villages affected||4,292|
|Number of human deaths||227|
|Number of cattle perished||7,882|
|Number of houses damaged||5.26 lakh|
|Crop area affected (in ha)||11.34 lakh|
(*Source: Indian Red Cross Society )