Information Management System Wiki for Bihar Flood Relief and Rehabilitation

A small group of individuals who work at the Planning Commission (Gunjan Veda, Officer on Special Duty; Harsh Agarwal, Consultant; Priyanka Mukherjee, Consultant; and Ruth Zothanpuii) have put together this information mangement system wiki for Bihar flood relief and rehabilition.

It includes telephone numbers for government officials as well as helplines by district and for medical care, links for statistics, pictures, and news and analysis, as well as a list of organizations working in relief and rehabilitation, with details of their area of operation and contact people and numbers.

One important piece of information is on how NGOs can send relief materials:

Relief material from any part of the country can be booked by various NGOs/Trusts, organisations and Government Agencies comprising National Disaster Management Agency in favour of District Magistrates of Purnea, Saharsa and Katihar. It will be transported free of charge by the Indian Railways. Control Rooms for assisting in relief material transportation are functional at the Railway Board and at all zonal and divisional headquarters of Indian Railways. People interested in sending relief material can contact the General Managers of Zonal Railways and the Divisional Railway Managers

If you are an NGO working in the area and your name is not mentioned in the list of organizations involved in relief and rehabilitation, please send the following information to or

Name of Organisation:

Contact details and web address, if any:

Contact person:

Area of operation: (names of villages/ relief camps/ districts):

Focus areas, if any (e.g. health, women, children):

Collection points:

List of materials/ services being collected:

Specifications for cash donations:

Any other information:


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