The Trust has been extensively involved in providing healthcare facilities to rural residents who have no access to them either because of non availability or poverty. With its own hospital in Nerul and with tie ups with several other hospitals across Maharashtra, the Trust has been able to make available modern medical treatment and diagnostic facilities to the beneficiaries.
Over the years, the Trust has been organizing regular camps for children, women and the elderly. Specialised camps for gynaecological health check up, polio, cataract and other eye problems, diabetes, cardiac problems, skin diseases, and orthopedic problems are a regular feature on the Trust’s agenda. The medical outreach program has covered almost all parts of Osmanabad district. Thousands of citizens have benefitted from this initiative.
A large number of farmers are reeling under the burden of debt and the harsh drought have only pushed them into despair.
The number of suicide deaths have increased alarmingly, leaving hundreds of families in grave distress. The widows and old parents have no means of income and the children’s education has come to a standstill.
The Trust extends support to these families by making available supplies and medical care besides rehabilitating children to continue their education.
Help is welcome in cash or kind. It could be in terms of medical or household supplies, vocational training, jobs, school supplies, fees directly payable to the school or simply cash.
Delay in the onset of monsoon and its early cessation, high intensity and erratic rainfall, long dry spells, hailstorms pose a grave threat not only to agricultural production but also drinking water supply. It has also affected small enterprises and the overall livelihood of the people.
We propose to build a complete support system for the victims by supporting the education of children, making available healthcare facilities, and training stakeholders in skill development so that they can explore alternative mean of income generation.
On the occasion of the 75th birthday of the President of the Trust, a handsome amount was handed over to support water conservation tasks undertaken in the Terna river basin in Osmanabad district.
Farm animals and cattle have always been an important part of the rural economy. The livelihood of the farmer largely relies on productive and efficient livestock. The Trust conducted free health check up camps for livestock in Osmanabad and Kalamb regions for several years.
While immediate drought relief helps families to get back to their own feet, measures need to be taken to turn back the region into a water sufficient one. Water conservation, water literacy among people and long term solutions are imperative.
The Trust plans to educate people on water conservation and implement measures like developing local reservoirs, well recharging, hydro fracturing, bunding and harvesting rainwater. The Trust has in the past built several K.T Weirs and undertaken the deepening and widening of the Ter river basin.
Such efforts need to continue in the future. Your support through funding can make this feasible.