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Taj Public Service Welfare Trust

DISASTER RELIEF

We aim to secure the health and safety of disaster-affected persons in emergency situations by coordinating closely with implementing agencies on the ground. This includes organizing emergency relief kits, medical camps, access to clean water, supporting reconstruction of damaged houses and rehabilitation through enterprise building for those who have lost their source of livelihood.

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Relief and Rehabilitation

Assam Floods, July-August 2016: Relief kits comprising water filters, first aid and basic hygiene supplies were distributed to 1206 households, in a joint initiative with various Tata companies.

Jammu & Kashmir Floods 2014 and Earthquake 2015: The Trust worked closely with army authorities to support 11 army widows and porters in rebuilding their damaged houses.

Uttarakhand Floods, June 2013: We partnered with local community organization Himmotthan to clear debris and conduct farm-based livelihood and livestock programmes to help rehabilitate farmers who had lost their lands and assets.

We also worked intensively on the relief efforts after the Leh-Ladakh Cloudburst, 2010 and the Bihar Flood and Cyclone, 2010.

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Disaster Preparedness

Sundarbans Disaster Preparedness, 2012-2015: In the aftermath of cyclone Aila in 2011, we worked with a local NGO, Sundarban Social Development Centre, to help communities strengthen disaster preparedness in this frequently storm-affected region. This project supported the construction of 12 tube wells to improve access to drinking water, set up sanitation facilities for school children, and installed solar lighting.