On the night of August 13, 2017, the flash floods wrecked havoc in Bihar’s 19 districts especially in Seemanchal region. According to the Disaster Management Department, more than 1.7 crore people have been affected by floods. JUH National General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani rushed immediately to the flood-affected area only to have found out that it was not mere flood but a torment of the Almighty as the whole area was submerged into water wiping out symbols of life.
On August 17, 2017, a relief committee has been set up and under its supervision, relief camps were erected in the worst-affected areas of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea, North Dinajpur and Katihar in which flood- victims have been provided food and shelter.
48,000 food packets distributed in 1000 villages
Medical camps set up at 5 places
On Eid al-Adha, 717 large animals (Cattle) and some small animal (Sheep or Goat) scarified.
Survey conducted in 1100 villages
Construction of 410 houses
Further 250 houses under-construction
A glance at Rehabilitation work
The biggest problem in Seemanchal is rehabilitation of flood-affected people. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind’s rehabilitation work has been continuing for the last 300 days. The Jamiat team had surveyed 1100 villages and it had built 410 houses for the needy people so far.
* Flood had turned Kumar Moni village (in Kishanganj region) into a virtual pond. The Jamiat team convinced the DM for land filling of this affected-village. Now Jamiat has been constructing houses for 63 flood-affected families in the village.
Project: Jamiat has planned construction of 250 more houses.
Each house cost is Rs 50,000 while the other model of house needs Rs 78,000. Even low-cost housing requires at least a budget of INR 1.25 crores.
Distribution of Newly Constructed House in Kishanganj.