News and coordination for Bihar Flood Relief Activities

Let’s Coordinate and be effective


Posted by Jaya on September 23, 2008

  • Money that has been collected in our personal accounts has been used to send medicines and chlorine tablets to AID Volunteers to be used in their camps in Araris.
  • Two rounds of clothes have been sent to Purnia to be used in a flood affected area called Janaki Nagar. These include clothes collected from Belgaum as well. Clothes from Chennai will also be sent to the same place. Those collected in Gugaon will be routed via Goonj.
  • Food packets and some other necessary amenities are also being planned for Janaki Nagar area and the cash that comes in form now on will be utilized for the same.

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Efforts in Gurgaon

Posted by Jaya on September 11, 2008

Jitendra from Jeevan Rakshak Foundation is coordinating in Gurgaon. He can be reached at 9818852288. More details here.

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80G Benefits for consolidated contribution by employers

Posted by Jaya on September 6, 2008

If you are an employer and are making a consolited payment on behalf of your employees to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or any NGOs providing 80G benefits, you employes can still individually get 80G benefits. You need to issue them a certificate indicating that so much amount has been deposited on their behalf to the fund. Also, assuming that the contribution is being deducted directly from the salary, you should also have it mentioned on the salary slip. These two would help them get the 80G benefits.

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Cloth Collection in Belgaum

Posted by Jaya on September 6, 2008

Contact Amit Doshi at 9886148124. They would be able to collect clothes from all over Belgaum.

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International Donors

Posted by Jaya on September 3, 2008

You can transfer to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or Prayaas through Wire Transfer.

If you are in UK, Neeraj is happy to coordinate with you.

If you know us personally or are comfortable with it, we would be happy to pick up cash through Western Union Money transfer. You can send the money in the name of “Jaya Jha” and send us an e-mail at mentioning your name and full address, city-zone-country from where transfer is made and MCTN number.

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Clothes Collection Points in Bangalore / NCR / Chennai

Posted by Jaya on September 3, 2008

If you can collect the clothes for your city/company/apartment complex, please get in touch by leaving a comment or calling Abhaya up at 9901224057.

Collection Points ( You can ship clothes to these addresses or drop them there) :

  • Bangalore
  • Abhaya Agarwal (+91-9901224057)
    #A3, Karthik & Koushalya Apt
    4th Cross , 5th Main,
    Malleshpalya, Bangalore – 560075
  • Prashant Singh ( +91-9900510229)
    1302, Nandi Deepa, Begur Hobli,
    Bannerghatta Road, Near Meenakshi Temple,
  • Belgaum: Contact Amit Doshi at 9886148124. They would be able to collect clothes from all over Belgaum.
  • Chennai
  • Rajiv Ranjan ( +91-9962887730)
    Loyola Institute of Business Administration
    LIBA hostel, Room NO. C-11
    Loyola College, Nungambakkam
    Chennai 600034
  • Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon/NCR
  • Jitendra Kumar (+91-9818852288)
    1st Floor, 5A, Surya Kiran Building
    Opp. SBI, MG Road, Gurgaon
    Ph: 0124 – 2223202
  • Gaurav Sharma ( preferable )
    C-180, Sector-19,
    Near Telephone Exchange, Noida
  • Gauraw Singh Chandel ( not on weekends )
    Mentor Graphics (India) Pvt Ltd
    Building A, Plot No 5,
    Sec-127, Noida-201301

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On ground helpline numbers

Posted by Jaya on September 1, 2008

Information from a comment by Ram Manohar Sah.

Here is the Bihar flood helline no. incase you want to call and find the ground zero situations.
It is being displayed in doorshan tv channel.

Saharsa: 224102
Katihar: 06452-249214
Purnia: 06454-242503
Madhepura: 06476-224851
Ararria: 222596, 224701
Supaul: 225393
Patna: 2217305

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More avenues for contributing

Posted by Jaya on August 31, 2008

Details here. Reproducing important parts

How to transfer donation?

Online –Transfer your donations to ICICI bank
Name: Ashok Kumar Sharma,
A/C Number: 005301022273,
Branch: Jayanagar/Bangalore
Please mention flood relief and your name in remarks section while transferring funds
Also mention your name in the comments (will help us track).
After transfer send an email with the transfer details to
We will send you a confirmation for the same.
Please pass this post to your friends and relative who may be interested in supporting this relief operation.

Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund
Write a cheque to
A/C Name: “Chief Minister Relief Fund, Bihar”
A/C No: 10839124928
Bank: State Bank of India, Secretariat Branch, Patna.
Put your Phone number, name and address on the back of the cheque.Deposit the cheque to the nearest State Bank of India cheque drop box
Disaster relief State Control Room Number:: 91-612-2217305/2215027/6452572

NGO Prayaas
Institutional Donor and as well as individual can donate via our Sister NGO PRAYAAS
Account in on the name of: M/S Prayaas,
Current Account No. : 10447347087
Bank Address : State Bank of India, Indiranagar,
Bangalore,Bank Code : 3301
Routing Number (Swift No.) : SBI NIN BB 147A,MICR number : 560002021

Prayaas Official Address:
Mr. Amitesh Bharti,Prayaas(r),
C1-201, GreenWood Regency,Doddakannahalli village,Carmelaram
PO, Adj. Wipro,Sarjapur Road,Bangalore – 560035,India.

If you want to send a cheque/DD:Please send the crossed A/c Payee cheque in favour of,”SBI, A/c Prayaas, Current A/c No. 10447347087″

Please mention flood relief and your name in remarks section while transferring fund. Mention your name in the comments (will help us track)Send an email with details to:
make a CC to:
Donar seeking Tax exemption under section 80G, please donate via PRAYAAS

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Contribute through Chief Minister Relief Fund

Posted by Jaya on August 31, 2008

*There is a very simple method to how you can help *
1. Write a cheque to *’Chief Minister Relief Fund, Bihar’ A/C No.
10839124928, SBI Patna Secretariat Branch, Patna. *
2. Put your Phone number, name and address on the back of the chq.
3. Deposit the chq to the nearest SBI drop box.
4. Tell your friends, wellwishers, fellows contrymen, global citizens to do
the same and increase the awareness of this problem as an international

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Requirements and address of AID volunteers in Patna and Araria

Posted by Jaya on August 30, 2008

We are collecting the relief material here in patna. We also have a team in Araria where you can send the relief material. Some of the items that you could send:

1. Choora (rice flakes), Gud (jagery), Sattu, Biscuits, Rice (better to send cash for these things as we can but it here, that way it will be more cost effective). However its your choice.

1. Sari , Lungi, Vests (ganji), bloomers (for kids) and Chadar (bedsheets)


katora (bowls), steel glass, thali (plates)

Put online here –

Contact Address:
C/o Sumi Medicals,
Azad Nagar,
Araria, Bihar

E/92, Rajesh Kr Path
Sri Krishna Puri,
Patna, Bihar

A-5 Siddharth Apartment,
Jagdeo Path,

we also need cash to pay for transport cost, communication, travel etc.

If you decide to send cheques you can send it at the Siddharth Apartment address in favour of “Centre for health and Resource management

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