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Support Adilabad Flood Relief Efforts

Adilabad District of Telangana experienced very heavy rains in a matter of few hours on 16th August, 2018 and huge damage was caused.
  • Many people were shifted to relief camps as water entered several houses.
  • An estimate of 1 lakh acres of crops was damaged by the flash floods and inundation.
  • Several roads and bridges have collapsed.

Thankfully the rain has eased off relatively and water is receding. But the challenge starts now.
  • Identifying distress farmers in severely affected villages with help of Dist. Administration whose total crop was washed out.
  • Providing basic necessities like Food & Medical essentials to help them sustain for at least few months
  • Livelihood support in rebuilding their damaged farms or picking up other alternatives

The goal of the fund raiser is to raise funds to support the Non insured Distress farmers who have lost everything including their homes and the farms.

The funds will be collected via Centre For Sustainable Agriculture and coordinated with the district administration.
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13th February 2019
Dear All,

Thank you all for your generous donations and also for your patience.
Please find a detailed report with pictures on how this money was utilized for the benefit of the flood relief victims - https://sureshe.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/adilabad-flood-relief-campaign-updates/

Once again, thank you for your donations

thank you

Dear All,

Thank you all for your generous donations and also for your patience.
Please find a detailed report with pictures on how this money was utilized for the benefit of the flood relief victims - https://sureshe.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/adilabad-flood-relief-campaign-updates/

Once again, thank you for your donations

thank you

31st August 2018
The first picture
The non stop rains turned floods took the life out of the crops and in some cases took the life out of the farmland dumping sand, gravel, rocks etc. Heading back home, we even saw some farmers desperately trying to replanting the dead crops.

The second picture

A listening excercise we all took part in. With a pen and a book in hand, we entered this tiny village (Bela). And with in a few minutes we were surrounded by stories of despair, desperation and destruction.

This was one such story a farmer who had leased more than 10 acres of land. He had done a little bit of financial planning and according to that, a good crop this season, would help him pay off his debt and also retain some for his daughters education. Unfortunately the plan didn't work out and is now in huge debts, which is beyond his abiltiies.

The third picture:

Yet another listening exercise. The conversation was not directly related to floods but life in general around farming. This was important to understand the gravity of the situation caused by the flash floods.

The men, mostly adult and aged, work on the fields.
Other than the direct input costs, there are kinds of expenditure the farmers incur
1) Hiring the tractor to prepare the land - Rs 500 to 700 per day
2) Diesel cost of almost 15 to 50 litres depending on the usage of pesticides
3) Weddings and other social functions can easily cost a few lakhs of expenditure. When I asked them why spend so much, they just smile and say nothing.
4) And the most notorious - health and education. The families spend a fortune in keeping their kids in school and keeping them out of hospitals, since education and health have been reduced to commodities.

The women along with working on the fields, also are responsible for the general well being of the family.

The children either are sent to the barely functioning government schools or those who can afford to borrow money send their kids to the private schools with hostel facilities. This can cost anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 rupees.

While these stories may sound repetitive, they are the facts and every family has a similar story.

It is amidst this backdrop that the floods have hit them and hit them hard.
#AdilabadFloods

The water has receded but not their problems and hence the need to do our bit and raise some funds. We have now raised 4 lakhs with all your support. Thank you.

This fundraising effort will look to help provide some temporary relief to farmers in acute distress, so please continue to help.





The first picture
The non stop rains turned floods took the life out of the crops and in some cases took the life out of the farmland dumping sand, gravel, rocks etc. Heading back home, we even saw some farmers desperately trying to replanting the dead crops.

The second picture

A listening excercise we all took part in. With a pen and a book in hand, we entered this tiny village (Bela). And with in a few minutes we were surrounded by stories of despair, desperation and destruction.

This was one such story a farmer who had leased more than 10 acres of land. He had done a little bit of financial planning and according to that, a good crop this season, would help him pay off his debt and also retain some for his daughters education. Unfortunately the plan didn't work out and is now in huge debts, which is beyond his abiltiies.

The third picture:

Yet another listening exercise. The conversation was not directly related to floods but life in general around farming. This was important to understand the gravity of the situation caused by the flash floods.

The men, mostly adult and aged, work on the fields.
Other than the direct input costs, there are kinds of expenditure the farmers incur
1) Hiring the tractor to prepare the land - Rs 500 to 700 per day
2) Diesel cost of almost 15 to 50 litres depending on the usage of pesticides
3) Weddings and other social functions can easily cost a few lakhs of expenditure. When I asked them why spend so much, they just smile and say nothing.
4) And the most notorious - health and education. The families spend a fortune in keeping their kids in school and keeping them out of hospitals, since education and health have been reduced to commodities.

The women along with working on the fields, also are responsible for the general well being of the family.

The children either are sent to the barely functioning government schools or those who can afford to borrow money send their kids to the private schools with hostel facilities. This can cost anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 rupees.

While these stories may sound repetitive, they are the facts and every family has a similar story.

It is amidst this backdrop that the floods have hit them and hit them hard.
#AdilabadFloods

The water has receded but not their problems and hence the need to do our bit and raise some funds. We have now raised 4 lakhs with all your support. Thank you.

This fundraising effort will look to help provide some temporary relief to farmers in acute distress, so please continue to help.





20th August 2018
Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your support. Below is an update from our field visit. We will bring you more updates accordingly. But in the meanwhile, please continue to help spread the word and encourage your friends to do contribute. Please note the 20% gift matching will end by end of day tonight i.e. Monday Aug 20th.

We met several farmers across several villages during our field visit. We met farmers, men, women, young, adult and old - all of whom have been rendered jobless, since the farms were damaged and/or completely destroyed. Some of the quotes from the farmers during our interaction.

"I lost my father. I lost my land. I lost my hope", Farmer 1 - he lost his father to cancer a few months ago. And overnight the floods rendered his land completely useless by filling the land with debris, rocks. The revival of his 4 acres of land could easily take a year or more

"We are 3 brothers having 4 acres each. This is the first time I had planted all vegetables instead of cotton or soy. Just a year ago, I had dug a succesful bore at 30 feet, which btw was the 4th attempt. I had a fence to protect the crop from wild boars.

Now everything is gone, including the land, the fence, the sprinkler system ( pipes, nozzles) got washed away" - this land, fortunately didn't have the debris, but the crop was all destroyed. He believes he could sow millets (jonnalu) for the remaining season.

"Can you give any assurance? You can't."

"Why don't you just buy our lands and give us money. We will go somewhere and earn our livelihood by some other means."

"We don't have anything else to do, so we are stuck with farming"

"We have problems with nature, with wild boars, we have problems with everything. How can we survive with farming?"




Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your support. Below is an update from our field visit. We will bring you more updates accordingly. But in the meanwhile, please continue to help spread the word and encourage your friends to do contribute. Please note the 20% gift matching will end by end of day tonight i.e. Monday Aug 20th.

We met several farmers across several villages during our field visit. We met farmers, men, women, young, adult and old - all of whom have been rendered jobless, since the farms were damaged and/or completely destroyed. Some of the quotes from the farmers during our interaction.

"I lost my father. I lost my land. I lost my hope", Farmer 1 - he lost his father to cancer a few months ago. And overnight the floods rendered his land completely useless by filling the land with debris, rocks. The revival of his 4 acres of land could easily take a year or more

"We are 3 brothers having 4 acres each. This is the first time I had planted all vegetables instead of cotton or soy. Just a year ago, I had dug a succesful bore at 30 feet, which btw was the 4th attempt. I had a fence to protect the crop from wild boars.

Now everything is gone, including the land, the fence, the sprinkler system ( pipes, nozzles) got washed away" - this land, fortunately didn't have the debris, but the crop was all destroyed. He believes he could sow millets (jonnalu) for the remaining season.

"Can you give any assurance? You can't."

"Why don't you just buy our lands and give us money. We will go somewhere and earn our livelihood by some other means."

"We don't have anything else to do, so we are stuck with farming"

"We have problems with nature, with wild boars, we have problems with everything. How can we survive with farming?"




Rs.422,652 raised

Goal: Rs.10,000,000

Beneficiary: Center For Sust... info_outline
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