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Disaster Relief

1. Killari Earthquake Relief Work

Killari earthquake was one of the deadliest earthquakes Maharashtra has seen till date. The earthquake struck at about 3.56 am on September 30, 1993. In the intraplate earthquake which measured 6.7 on the moment magnitude scale about 52 villages were destroyed, over 30,000 were injured and approximately 10,000 were killed. The earthquake left a huge hollow at Killari, which was also the epicenter, remains in place till date. The earthquake primarily affected the districts of Latur and Osmanabad, including the Ausa block of Latur and Omerga of Osmanabad.


2. Housing for Earthquake Affected Villagers

Killari, Latur earthquake (1993) was one of the deadliest earthquakes Maharashtra has seen ever. MANAVLOK served for the Safety of these earthquake affected villagers with proper housing facilitiesbyrehabilitation of two villages namely Pardhewadi (Latur) andRampur (Osmanabad) by constructing new houses thus given benefits to 393 beneficiaries.


    3. Support to Sangli-Kolhapur Flood Victims:

    Many villages were damage due to the severe flood situation in Sangli-kolhapur Districts. Most of the house holds, farm land were affected heavily due to the flood water.As soon as the unfortunate incident was known, Manavlok Organization from Ambejogai, started rescueand relief work the 13 villages of sangli district.Thease included giving support to the flood victim in terms of the distribution of free fresh daily meals,1000 sets of groceries and essential goods kits (approx. 22 tons),1000 sets of blankets & bedsheets 2000 clothes for men-women-children for their daily use, drinking water, water boxes,Medical support, ambulance service etc. as well as conducting cleaning, rescue work in the villages using JCB Machines. On August 31st & sept 1st, all manavlok workers visited the flood-hit villages from sangli and kolhapur districts respectively and distributed grocery material kits,blankets,bedsheets,drinking water etc to flood affected villagers.This support was provided to the villages of Brahmanal, Padmale, Khataw, Vasgade, Sukhwadi, Borban, Malwadi, Chopadewadi, Bhilwadi, MaujeDigras, Narsinhwadi, Rajapurwadi, Kurundwad and Kothali.


Relief efforts by MANAVLOK:-
On knowing the news, MANAVLOK reacted immediately to the tragedy by sending relief teams & volunteers and assisted with treatment of the injured over the next several weeks. The first convoy of some vehicles loaded with relief material such as tents, blankets, food and clothing, medical supplies and temporary shelters were given by Manavlok. Basic necessities such as food, clean drinking water, clothing, blankets and tents for the survivors were organized and dispatched to the needy ones by Manavlok. From September 1993 to till date, Manavlok is operating in nearly 35 villages from this area by providing them social services in terms of agricultural support, agricultural implement distribution, health support, drinking water & sanitation, education support, conducting awareness programs & other related social causes.

4. Community Kitchen

Under this program two times fresh meals are provided on a daily basis to the needy beneficiaries.

From 2016 onwards, this activity is being run to support the poor and lonely elderly villagers. Currently, the program is being implemented in 19 villages benefitting 300 persons. The program is supported by Give India and Caring Friends.

So far, 3,58,102+ meals have been served to 487+ beneficiaries from 20+ villages of Ambajogai, Kaij, Dharur blocks of Beed district and Omerga, Lohara blocks of Osmanabad district have benefitted through this activity.

5. Supplying water tankers to drought affected villages

The main objective of this is to promote awareness among the people regarding the adequate use of water and help villagers by providing them fresh drinking water that will help them to survive in distressed situation. We recently implemented this activity with the help of “Thermax” and "Caring Friend" in Ranmasale village from Solapur block. In first phase, based upon the needs of village, water tanker will be provided on a daily basis to the water crisis affected village. Local villagers committee will be formed who will gather information and track the progress of this activity regularly. MANAVLOK has also provided water tankers in 11 villages from Ausa Block of Latur district.

In the past also MANAVLOK has provided water tanker support to drought affrected areas as well as for the farm animals.


Providing water tankers to drought affected Ranmasle village, Solapur


Providing water for farm animals


6. COVID-19 response work

As of September 1, 2020, MANAVLOK’s COVID-19 response works with the support from our donors is as follows:

Medical Support
Provided over 3000 N95 masks, gloves, and HAZMAT suits to frontline workers.
Provided Central Oxygen and Suction System for a 30-bed isolation ward to the first and one of the largest rural medical government hospitals in Asia the SRT Medical College and Hospital, Ambajogai.
Distributed 1950 liters of Hand Sanitizer to individuals, families, and frontline organizations in need.
Donated blood to help patients in need and have a team of approx. 100 blood donors ready as and when required.
A tractor mounted boom sprayer is made freely available for sterilization in Ambajogai Nagar Palika.
20 people with mental health conditions are bathed, provided new clothes and regular 2 meals a day are being supplied to them along with care continuously since lockdown 1 began.
Provided a mobile van dispensary Sewa for rural areas of Beed which treated over 1549 patients and gave them medical aid.
Distributed 5000 Saafkins (Disposable Sanitary Napkins) for women in the area.
One of the biggest difficulties apart from the availability of medical services, to most people across the country, is with transportation. This was the situation in Ambajogai as well; the COVID unit needed more ambulances to transport deceased patients and infected patients separately to reduce the spread of major infections. Hence, MANAVLOK has provided our institution’s ambulance to the hospital to ease their worries.

Financial Assistance

Manavloks Manaswini Mahila Prakalp has supported by the transfer of Rs 1000 to 164 single women in need During the lockdown period 21000 cloth masks were made by local women out of whom 52 women got jobs Government grants to 32 destitute women and the elderly were delivered home by MANAVLOK team with the consultation of banks Provide financial assistance to over 200 single women farmers for farm inputs like Seed fertilizer etc.

Food Ration and Accommodation support 

Provided over 11500 ration kits to the needy, poor, daily wage laborers, BPL families, destitute persons
Food arrangements were made for 120 migrant laborers in Dharur, 24 migrant laborers in Ambajogai along with accommodation facility and 14 daily wage laborers in Yelda Tal Ambajogai sub-center were provided with accommodation and food arrangement for 32 days.
33 from MP and 5 from UP, a total of 38 laborers walking back home were provided with shelter and 2 meals daily at MANAVLOK Ambajogai for over 25 days.
Operating 30 senior citizen kitchens in various villages which are benefiting more than 495 destitute senior citizens.
Provided 24 one month ration kits to Bhakti Prem Ashram Old age home in Ambajogai.
Provided ration kits to 24 Acrobat (Dombari) community families who have been struggling with access to basic necessities.
This lockdown has put approximately 24 shepherd families in distress; MANAVLOK supported these families by providing ration kits.
Provided ration kits to approx. 40 families working in a brick kiln.
Distributed 1011 ration kits in the containment zones of Ambajogai.

Support to Stranded Migrants
10 students walking back home from Pune were dropped off at their homes in Gadchiroli.
33 from MP and 5 from UP total 38 laborers walking back home were sent home after 25 days of care.
A single mother with 5 of her children were dropped off at their home in Hingoli by MANAVLOK

Agriculture support
Farmer producer companies started under the guidance of MANAVLOK have been taking part in fresh produce home delivery in an effort to avoid crowds in public spaces and to minimize farmer’s losses actively. They have been able to deliver fresh produce to hundreds of families so far.
An article was published by MANAVLOK about post-COVID-19 pandemic agriculture status and efforts we need to take to cope with the situation. This was spread to lakhs of the farmers through social media.
A Facebook live was arranged to explain the Direct vegetable marketing License Rules and opportunities to encourage farmers in the current scenario.
A Facebook live was arranged to explain the Soybean crop economics to reduce the cost of cultivation during the coming Kharif season.

Awareness activities
Timely awareness to the general public, especially those in villages, about prevention of COVID-19 disease is provided through social media posts with animated photos etc.
A short video on how to wash hands when there’s no running tap water into the house was made and shared on various social media platforms.
3 blogs about COVID-19 and prevention measures for it have been published.
Organised a webinar about “Problems of Women during CORONA Lockdown” with guests’ speakers MLA Dr. Nilam Tai Gorhe, Dr. Sameer Gore (Psychiatrist from Mumbai) and Mangaltai Khinwasara (Sr Journalist from Aurangabad).
Organised a webinar about “Problems associated with Child Marriages and Sexual Abuse during CORONA Lockdown” with guest speakers Adv. Anita Gujar from YASHADA Pune and Adv. Sanjay Sengar (Utkarsh Social Welfare Society, Akola).