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Tata Relief Committee Provides Relief to Orrisa Flood Victims

August 10, 2001

At a time when Orissa is struggling with one of the worst flood situations, Tata Steel and its group companies through the Tata Relief Committee (TRC) has once again played an active role in providing relief to the victims. The floods in Orissa this year have devastated 22 districts and affected 7 million people.

Responding to a request from the Chief Minister of Orissa, the Tata Relief Committee immediately mobilised emergency relief items like polythene sheets for the numerous families who have been rendered homeless, food items (rice, dal, chura and gur) and safe drinking water. It also rushed, within a week of the floods, lanterns in the five worst affected districts of Kendarapada, Jajpur, Puri, Khurda and Cuttack. Tata Relief  Committee continued its emergency distribution for about three weeks in  Orissa and distributed relief  among more than 20,000 families in the above  mentioned districts. TRC reached the affected families under most trying and difficult conditions by carrying relief to the marooned villages by country made boats.

The medical team of TRC comprising of doctors deputed from Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur treated more than 8000 flood affected patients in Jajpur and Cuttack districts.

TRC, in the last ten years has spent in Orissa towards emergency relief and rehabilitation activities for the people affected by natural calamities.