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Date of Publish: 2017-08-10

Statistical information relating to the influx of Refugees from East Bengal into India till 30th September, 1971- Part 9

Government of India

Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation

Department of Branch Secretariat

 

( For a series of reports on the issue of Influx in Assam during creation of Bangladesh please visit the previous parts published on February 21, March 2,7,14,21,30 and April 4, 13, 21, 25, May 2, 9, 16 23, 30 and June 6 and 13)

 

25. LIST OF TRANSIT RELIEF CAMPS RECEPTION CENTRES OPENED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL FOR REFUGEES FROM EAST BENGAL

 

(AS IN AUGUST 1971)

 

Names of Voluntary organisations in relief work for refugee in West Bengal

1. All India Marwari Sanmilan

2..Bharat Sewasram Sangha

3.Bharat Sevak Samaj

4. Bangladesh Mukti Sangram Sayahayak Samiti

5. Bastuhara Sahayak Samiti

6. Council for Promotion of Communal Harmony

7.Chandrapara Seva Samiti

8. Gujrat Relief Society

9.Gobardanga Relief Committee

10.Indian Red Cross Society

11.Indian Medical Association

12.Kashi Bishwanath Seva Samiti

13.Karma Kutir

14.Marwari Relief Society

15.Marwari Federation

16.Ramkrishna Mission

17.Nari Kalyan Samiti

18.Sri Guru Sangha

19. John Ambulence

20.Women’s Co-ordination Council

21.West Bengal Council for Child Welfare

 

Foreign organisations

22.Catholic Relief Services

23.Cooch-Behar Refugee Services

24.Co-operative American Relief Everywhere

25.CASA

26.CARITA

27.CARE

28.OXFAM

29.Save the Children Fund

30.Swedish Mission

31.Terra-Desh Homes

32.United Relief Services

33.War and Want

 

28. Medical Facilities Provided /Public Health Measures Taken for Refugees of Current Influx in west Bengal

 

1. Number of doctors engaged – 670

2. Number of para-medical staff engaged – 1,500

3. Number of medical students engaged – 50

4. Medical stores supply depot functioning – Calcutta

5. Number of bullet injury cases treated- 1,300

6. Number of persons inoculated – 40,00,000

7. Number of persons Vaccinated – 27,00,000

8. Epidemic Cholera, Gastro-enteritis and other diseases-

(1) Cholera and Gastro-enteritis attack – 46,850, Death – 5,837

(2) Chicken-pox death – 1

(3)Diphtheria Death – 11

(4)Pneumonia death – 8

(5)Measles death -5

(6) Others – 660

Total death – 6522

9. Number of patients treated in various diseases- 14,00,000

10. Number of tube-wells sunk – 4,000

11. Number of ring-wells completed – 18

12. Number of trench latrine completed – 13,650

13. Number of dug-well latrine completed – 3,500

 

29. Funds allotted by the Government of India vis-a-vis expenditur incurred by the Government of West Bengal on relief work for refugees in West Bengal

 

1.Funds allotted by the Government of India (up to 30-9-71) – 29,20,00,000

2.Funds incurred by the Government of West Bengal (up to 30-9-71)- 28,12,06,000

3.Food- 21,23,03,000

4.Shelter- 2,14,66,000

5.Water Supply and Sanitation – 1,31,66,000

6.Health Measures – 3,21,58,000

7.Transport – 15,28,000

8.Relief- 3,40,000 9.Miscellaneous – 2,45,000

Total ----28,12,06,000

 

(Note – The cost of food grains supplied by the Food Corporation of India is yet to be paid. It is estimated that value of unpaid/unsubmited bills of Food Corporation of India may comes to Rs. 10 Crores.)

to be continued..............

Souce- The Assam State Archives

 

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