Karnataka and Maharashtra under deluge due to incessant rains; RSS Swayamsevaks help in relief and rehabilitation
   08-Aug-2019

 
Continuous rains that have lashed coastal and parts of interior Karnataka and Maharashtra and have flooded many areas throwing normal life out of gear. Parts of Dakshin Kannada, Kodagu, Belgaum, Chikmagalur have been witnessing heavy to very heavy rainfall over the last one week. Schools and colleges have been shut. More than 10 people have lost their lives.
 
Thousands of houses have been inundated and lakhs of people have been affected. Daily life has become difficult as provisions and food items have been in short supply. Electric lines have been cut. Potable water has become scarce in many villages due to flood water.
 
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa and the team of government officials have toured the regions and promised all help. Several teams of NDRF have been pressed into service.
 
Swayamsevaks provide relief 
 
Hundreds of RSS Swayamsevaks have been rendered continuous service in areas that have been affected by these floods. From evacuating people to safer places, to providing food and necessary items, the Swayamsevaks have truned out to be angels for the distressed.
 

 
RSS Swayamsevaks provided clothes, food, distributed medical Kits in Gokak and other areas in Belagavi, Karnataka.
 
Relief centres have been opened by Seva Bharati which have been providing both food and shelter to the affected. Swayamsevaks are also providing clothes, food, medicines and first aid kits to the affected in Belagavi.
 
Swayamsevaks in Uttara Kannada district are also working round the clock to aid the affected people. Several relief centres have been started in Kumta, Ankola and Karwar. 
 

 
Swayamsevaks rescued people, cooked food for the displaced and provided essential items at various places