The Ramakrishna Mission spent Rs 12.31 crore to carry out relief and rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand.
After the devastation following flood and cloud burst in Kedarnath and its neighbourhood in 2013, RKM began massive primary relief work.
Food grains, wollens, solar lanterns and utensils were distributed among 19,513 families in 291 villages in Rudrapayag, Sonprayag, Guptakashi, Uttarkashi, Ukhimath, Pandukeshwar, Govindghat and Niti block areas.
Thirty five monks and volunteers associated with the Kankhal and Dehradun centres of RKM were involved with the work.
School uniforms and other supplies were distributed to 16, 839 students from 275 schools in Joshimath and Rudrapayag areas.
After overcoming the initial shock, RKM began rehabilitation of a girls’ hostel at Anusuya Prasad Bahuguna Government PG College at Agasthamuni which was badly damaged during the flood.
A three story girls’ hostel along with a kitchen and dining block and a three storey PG block have been constructed.
The construction work began in October, 2014 and ended in a record time in January this year.
The total covered area of the hostel, dining block and the PG block is 17,811 square feet and 12, 590 feet respectively. The project was inaugurated by Swami Suhitanandaji, general secretary of RKM on March 16. It may be recalled that, a decade ago, RKM had constructed a bridge off Rajamundri in east Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh.
It was the first such project taken up by RKM and Andhra Pradesh government. In Uttarakhand RKM carried out rehabilitation work in state run educational institution.