The Ramakrishna Math and Mission has reportedly spent Rs 35.04 crores to carry out relief and rehabilitation work in 2015-16. During this period, various projects were undertaken to provide relief to people affected by disasters in Manipur, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Clothes, food, educational kits, winter garments were distributed among the victims.
The Chennai Math centre undertook construction of low cost houses in Meyyur village of Cuddalore district for 600 poor families whose dwellings were destroyed by floods. The construction of a community hall is underway. The Chennai Students’ Home undertook construction of dwellings units and toilets for tribals settled in Thathaimanji village in Thiruvallur district.
The Visakhapatnam centre set up a multipurpose building where people will be given vocational training and non-formal education. It has undertaken a water supply scheme where 10,000m of pipeline will be laid in 10 villages in Vizianagram and Visakhapatnam district.
The Mission also constructed a girls hostel and a three-storeyed post-graduate block at Annusuya Prasad Bahuguna Government Post Graduate College in Agasthamuni, Uttarakhand that got badly damaged due to the flood and cloud burst at Kedarnath.
Extensive relief was carried for the victims of the devastating cyclone ‘Winston’, which struck Fiji. The RKM centre in Fiji gave medical relief to the affected people and later food packets and clothing were distributed among them. Similar relief was provided to people hit by the hailstorm living in and around Vrindaban. The RKM also carried out relief work among the earthquake victims in Nepal.