Nisarga Cyclone - 3rd June 2020
You may have seen the news of "Nisarga Cyclone" which hit the coastal region in Maharashtra, mainly Raigad district. Epicentre of the Nisarga cyclone was a small village called Hari Hareshwar which was completely devasted by the cyclone.
More than 70% of the Mango trees, cocnut, beetlenut and Cashew trees have fallen also causing damage to the flora and fauna that came in the way of the cyclone.
These fruit bearing trees take 5 to 10 years to grow and bear fruits which means people who have their livilihood based on the trees will have no means of income for the next 10 to 15 years.
Electricty pols and mobile network towers are damaged which has resulted in no electricity and phone network in the area.
Electricty and Mobile network will only resume after a month which is causing great difficulties to the villagers to call for help.
Almost all the houses in the village have been affected due to the cyclone and the villagers are forced to stay in make shift tents and other facilities.
There is a great scaricity of essentials like candles, Tarpolins, Sheds, Sanitizers etc. as everyone who can afford is buying it to save themselves and belongings from the monsoon rains and from the current COVID19 situation.
Shop keepers are charging more than the MRP (maximum retail price) causing distress to the needy.
Being a coastal region the main source of income has always been tourism which was hit due to the current COVID19 situation which means there was no income for the last 3 months and now the villagers don't have roofs on their heads and have absolutely nothing to keep themselves safe in the monsoon and the current COVID 19 situation.
Villagers are expecting relief from the state government but that will only arrive when the government authorities take an account of the damage. There will surely be a delay from the government as the authorities are also fighting and coping up with the COVID19 situation and hence the villagers will need cooperation and help from the generous people which will act as an immediate relief to the situation they are facing.
I will urge each and everyone to donate as much as you can as the people who are affected by the cyclone are helpless and cannot do much to save themselves.
I promise you that the funds collected will be used to provide essentials to the villagers and to bring a smile on their face.
The smallest contribution also matters.