PUNE: Jama’at-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra and Ideal Relief Committee Trust will start construction of houses for flood victims of Kolhapur district from January 26. Kanwad village in Kolhapur district has been selected for the reconstruction of houses.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed between Jama’at-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra and Zilla Parishad, Kolhapur.
Kanwad is located in Shirol taluka of Kolhapur district, which was among the worst-affected talukas by the floods in August 2019. As per the agreement, in the first phase, houses will be constructed for 38 flood-affected families in Kanwad and two purified water systems will also be installed for drinking water.
Kanwad and other villages of this taluka have been in the grip of 100 per cent flood for several days. In these villages, volunteers from Ideal Relief Wing (IRW) (disaster management unit) of Jama’at-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra have carried out rescue and relief work.
“The compensation under the Government’s Flood Relief Fund / Awas Yojna ranges between Rs 95,000 and Rs 1,20,000. This amount is insufficient to build a small and strong house. That is why Jama’at-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra and Ideal Relief Committee Trust conducted an in-depth survey of the village and prepared a construction plan with the help of engineers, according to which the minimum amount for the construction of a house was estimated to be Rs 3,00,000,” said the statement released by the organisation.
In addition to the funds received from the Government compensation, the organisation will build houses with the financial assistance of 2,00,000 per house.
“If this work is completed before next monsoon, in the second phase, houses will be constructed in Kurundwad, Rajapur, Herwad in Kolhapur district and Bhilwadi in Sangli district,” it said.
In addition, the Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) of India will provide books for basic needs of schools and libraries.