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Help to rebuild the lives of people after Cyclone Gaja
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The recent Cyclone Gaja devastated the lives of people in 4 coastal districts especially Nagappattinam, Pudukkottai, Thiruvarur and Thanjavur in Tamilnadu, the southern most state in India. Uprooted trees, dilapidated houses of huts and tiled houses, uncleared roads for transport, throngs of people in the shelter camps, longing for the support for the basic amenities, no availability of electricity, clean water and essential commodities are the most common sights at wherever we travelled in these areas.

What happened?

Unlike the Tsunami back in the year 2004, this was less known to the external world by the media and other channels. But, the intensity of the Cycle Gaja was enormous. Cyclone Gaja has left the people with the unforgettable loss in everyone’s lives in these coastal districts in Tamilnadu who have completely lost their livelihoods in terms of agriculture crops, trees and cattle. Though they have come across the routine cyclones in the past, the Cyclone Gaja this time made them with the huge loss. The restoration period back to normal will take more years for them. The densities of the green corridors in these green regions were minimized in these regions.

The affected area in Tamilnadu are the source of intensive agrarian fields where they supply all the essential food supply of rice. The Cyclone Gaja left them to look for foods from everyone.

The Government departments and the other local philanthropic groups are working in the ground to offer the immediate needs on food, clean water, shelter, essential commodities. These would help the affected people a lot to face this most difficult situation after the Cyclone Gaja, it is the ultimate need to help their livelihood and the restoration of the houses are the most needed things for them in the long run.

What are we going to do?

To help them to repair their houses and to support the livelihoods of 20 most affected families in a village- Avanathankottai in Pudukkottai district in Tamilnadu which is the less known area had also the hardest hit of Cyclone Gaja which is situated in the Aranthangi- Pattukkottai ( Thanjavur District) in Pudukkottai District is the aim of this project and we need all your support at this most needed hour.

Who am I?

I am Rajmohan. I work with Women's Organisation in Rural Development (WORD), a local voluntary development Organisation as a Program Manager.

We work basically on health, education, environment and development domains of social development. Much on our dedicated works can be seen through our website:

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