Maharashtra witnessed very heavy rains in the second week of August’ 2019.
This resulted in flood conditions across various districts affecting lakhs of people, resulting in crop losses, affecting farmlands, damage to kuchha houses, damage to roads connecting villages to block/ district headquarters, power failure affecting piped water supply and submergence of hand pumps.
Sangli and Kolhapur were two of the worst affected districts by floods. People had returned to their villages and there was an immediate need for hygiene items and dry ration items amidst the flood affected households as it would take a couple of days to weeks before they got their house in order. Household items had been washed away, women and girls had no access to sanitary provisions.