Organisations accepting donations at the wake of the Bihar floods, 2008

A list of organizations garnering funds and volunteers to help people in the flood hit districts of Bihar



Bihar flood relief is tracking the work of some Bihar based groups working on flood rescue and relief currently in the area around Forbesgunj in Araria district. They have been involved in flood rescue and relief work in the previous year too. The details for donating are there at the above website. There are contact phone numbers at Patna (24 hour hotline), Bangalore and Hyderabad.  

They are asking for doctors and medical workers who will be willing to come and work at their relief camps. Click Here

They are also requesting two volunteers who are good swimmers to help them with the evacuation work. Read More 

There are more details including several photos and videos at their website of the flood scenes and rescue work.

Megh Pyne Abhiyan (MPA)

Megh Pyne Abhiyan (MPA) - Cloud's Water Campaign, is a functional network of grassroots organizations and professionals, has been facilitating sustainable water management practices and mainstreaming issues concerning floods in the five flood affected districts (Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Madhubani, and West Champaran) of north Bihar since 2006.

The campaign partners are Gramyasheel (district); Kosi Seva Sadan (Saharsa); Samta (Khagaria), Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh (Madhubani); SAVERA (West Champaran); Luisa Cortesi and Eklavya Prasad, (Development professionals).

Arghyam has been supporting MPA since its inception. Arghyam Trust is a public charitable foundation setup with a personal endowment from Rohini Nilekani and working in the water sector since 2005. Arghyam is the organisation that manages this website,  the India Water Portal. 

Contributions can be made to Gramyasheel, an NGO partner of the Abhiyan, which will then be used where felt most appropriate for flood relief. Contributions can be made to Gramyasheel’s State Bank of India accounts below.

  • Contributions from India can be made to - State Bank of India, Supaul, account no.30195975673, branch code no. 05998
  • Contributions from abroad can be made to - State Bank of India, Supaul, account no.11114440759, branch code no.0190
  • OR by sending a cheque to the Gramyasheel address as given below:

Mr. Chandrashekhar, Gramyasheel, Behind Jail, Nayanagar, Supaul – 852131; BIHAR state, INDIA. Telephone: +919430858277

Please send an email to with a cc to for informing of your contribution so it can be accounted for properly. A receipt will be sent for your donation through postal mail. However Gramyasheel is not an 80G registered organisation, so you may not be able to get tax exemption for your donation.

More information about Megh Pyne Abhiyan:

MPA - Brochure
Megh Pyne Abhiyan


Goonj's website page on the floods. Goonj has already a programme "Rahat Floods" to provide disaster relief during floods. This program is now gearing up to meet the unprecedented scale of this year's floods - Read More

Here is a recent picture of Bihar inundated by one of the worst floods ever in recent history. Photographs here.

For many years now, GOONJ has been working extensively in Bihar through its grassroots partners, with a special focus on the annual floods. This is an URGENT APPEAL to join GOONJ in its campaign CANRAHAT FLOODS EM to provide support to the victims of this unprecedented disaster. The situation is grim and millions of people are affected by the devastation. With a wide network of organizations and people present in most of the affected districts we are confident of reaching relief at the earliest possible. While the dispatch of material has already started the relief efforts will continue for the next few months. Possible options for joining this campaign Material support- Dry ration, Medicines, candles & matchbox, torch & batteries,utensils, tarpaulin, feeding bottles, buckets, ropes, bedsheets, all kind of usable clothing & footwear. ( For the list of collection centers, please log on to  

Logistical support-  Transport support to reach the material to effected areas  Space for collection centers  Facilities for local pickups,  Transportation of material from different cities to GOONJ processing centers in Delhi, Chennai & Mumbai Needed- large quantities of   Rice, Chiwra, biscuits, packed eatables, Water purifier tablets, Basic medicines, Sarees and children clothing, Tarpaulins or thick polythene  Bedsheets, Export surplus/ Cotton cloth for making sanitary napkins, Mosquito nets, Stoves, cooking and water storage utensils/buckets Financial support-  Donations in India- Please send cash/cheque/draft in the name of GOONJ and send it to GOONJ..,

J-93, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi- 76 (Kindly send your full name & address with the contribution for receipt/accounting purpose. ( All donations to GOONJ in India are tax exempted u/s 80 G of IT act.)  Overseas donation can reach us through Cheque (in the name of GOONJ with your full particulars) or by wire transfer with an information on <> Rotate it ( valid only for overseas donations ) through Wacovia Bank, New York swift code- 2000193008933, GOONJ, A/C No- 2591101004644 Bank- Canara Bank, H block, market Sarita Vihar, New Delhi- 76 Swift Code- CNRBINBBDFS Contact- GOONJ H.O Delhi-J-93, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-76 Tel.- 011-26972351,41401216 E-mail-, GOONJ Mumbai- Mr. Rohit Singh Tel.- 9322381600, GOONJ Chennai- Ms. Padma Tel.- 9842665320,

Do spread the word, talk to your friends & relatives, help us to organise campaigns in the offices, residential areas and schools. With best , Anshu Gupta (Ashoka Fellow) Founder Director GOONJ.

World Vision

World Vision is a reputed international NGO - Read more

Association for India's Development

Association for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development - Click

AID has started an online petition to pressure for more action from the Indian Government. It says that relief operations need to be multiplied 10 fold:  Click here

Childline India Foundation

Childline India Foundation aims at responding to the emergency needs of every child in need of care and protection throughout the country, ensuring that there is an integrated effort between the government, non-government organizations, academic organizations, bilateral agencies, corporates and the community in protecting the rights of children.

They are collecting relief supplies at Mumbai and accepting donation by cheque. They will be working with their partner organisation NGOs in Bihar in the affected districts, in the relief camps. A description of their planned work and requirements is in the document below:

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