The District of Kamrup, situated on the western part of Assam has always been at the centre stage of natural calamities like floods, cyclones, earthquake, epidemics etc. This year in month of April 2022 the flood situation is more grime. Kamrup is one of the worst affected districts among the other districts. The situation has become so disastrous that thousands of people have lost their homes and are living in various camps. The condition of the farmers has worsened because they have not been able to transport their crops. Drinking water sources are being submersed. Health and hygiene have been major concerns for children, who are also victims of malnutrition. Moreover, the fishery farmers have also suffered a economic loss as the fish seeds got washed away in the flood.
Grameen Sahara immediately started its relief operation and provided immediate package of dry ration, Hygiene package, Mosquito Net, and Sheltering items to the household of Kamalpur and Bihdia Jajikona, Bezera,Rangia block under Kamalpur and Rangia revenue Circle of Kamrup, Assam. We have provided Dry ration Kits to 1000 Households, Hygiene kits to 250 households and Shelter (Tarpaulin Sheets) to 150 needy households. These are some measures taken with the immediate outbreak of flood.
But the post flood scenario has a deeper impact on the communities in the villages. the flood inversely impacted in the livelihood of the families residing in the mentioned areas- fish ponds were washed out, Nursery beds of Kharif Paddy had been totally destroyed as well as the other small sources of income have totally been ruined due to the flood. Considering the pretext in view, restoration of livelihoods to its normal ways seems challenging due to scale of devastation caused by recent floods and its after effects on sources of income generation of households. So, in way to kickstart livelihood of the community ravaged by flood. Initiatives related to income generation like distribution to Fish fingerlings to 500 fish farmers, Horticulture fruit plants support to 500 farmers and support of Egg incubator hatchery to 3 landless families who are linked to another 30 families for country chicken breeding have been undertaken.