CII J&K Relief & Rehabilitation Initiative

01 Sep 2014

The unprecedented floods faced by J&K in 2014, had a devastating impact on the residents of the state. Along with the immediate relief provided by CII, long term rehabilitation projects are being initiated by CIIF. Community Based Risk Reduction for Healthcare and Hygiene project The ongoing rehabilitation project- Community Based Risk Reduction for Healthcare and Hygiene project initiated in 10 villages of Bandipore district in J&K aims to implement participatory and community action oriented risk reduction activities; ensure medical preparedness and quick response post disaster by developing capacity of health care providers and Village Response Committee in public health in case of emergencies; construct 400 toilets for the under privileged families (BPL) in selected villages, build awareness and the need to promote construction of toilets among rest of families and provide them technical support, if required. Livelihood Project CIIF has initiated a project to ensure women, widows and persons with disabilities in the Baramulla and Bandipora districts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir resume life as it was prior to the flooding. The project, supported by Godrej & Boyce, seeks to support 90 vulnerable families through new / alternate livelihood support as well as strengthening and developing existing livelihoods. The beneficiaries are given different livelihood options such as sheep rearing, items of embroidery, and items of tailoring, items in provision store etc. The offerings are need based in consultation with the beneficiaries. The project focuses on developing group enterprises and also links them up with market to make these groups self-reliant. Livelihood and education project for marginalized communities affected by floods Livelihood and education project, supported by Godrej & Boyce, is implemented in the Baramulla district of J&K. The one-year project has a two-pronged objective of firstly, providing quality education to children affected by 2014 floods through up-scaling the infrastructural facilities in the Government Middle and Primary schools by providing low cost furniture for proactive learning, providing computer education to students, building capacities of teachers and providing scholarships. Secondly, the project aims to provide livelihood support to 40 poorest of the poor families Emergency Medical Service The project seeks to provide good quality emergency medical care to the people of the Kashmir valley at night through an ambulance service. The project includes a well-equipped free ambulance service in Bandipora and Baramulla districts to transport the patients to the nearest hospitals and referral of complicated cases to well-equipped hospitals. Quick response to urgent medical needs is made available, especially during night hours in respective regions to take care of the basic needs of patients. The project, supported by Godrej & Boyce also includes periodic health awareness camps which includes health education sessions where beneficiaries are provided with the relevant information about how to deal with the basic health problems and hygienee.