Punarnirmaan is one of the response programmes of Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union and Peoples Action for Rural Awakening to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake-affected people of the districts of Nellore, Prakasam, Krishna, and East Godavari in the state of Andhra Pradesh, South India.
Activities through this programme consist mainly of livelihood restoration and construction of shelters
Fr.Thomas Pallithanam, the past Organising Secretary of Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union and Director of Peoples Action for Rural Awakening, the implementors of this programme. nota bene - The word Imprimatur needs to be construed in a broader term - that of indication of approval by whatever authority.
- Christian Aid, London, Great Britain - Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. It works wherever the need is greatest – irrespective of religion or race. The essential purpose of Christian Aid is to expose the scandal of poverty, to help in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenge and change the systems which favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.
- Diakonie Emergency Aid, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe provides humanitarian aid worldwide. It supports people who have fallen victim of natural disasters, war and displacement and who are not able to cope on their own in the emergency situation they find themselves in. It is an effort to help people in great need – worldwide, regardless of their colour, religion and nationality.
- Stichting Liliane Fonds, 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, The Netherlands - Integration and self-acceptance - those are the main goals of SLF. It is a development organisation which supports children and young people with disabilities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It operates through 1700 local people in 80 countries, called mediators, who all represent NGOs or religious organisations.
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The grassroot implementing team is directed by Fr.Thomas Pallithanam through Mr.P.J.Job, the Programme Coordinator. Each district has an Area Coordinator who oversees the programmes through an Office Manager and Programme Managers.
- Navnirmaan, Tsunami response in East Godavari district
- Peoples Action for Rural Awakening, Ravulapalem
- Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
- APDAPC, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
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- Further reading
- Annie Jayaraj , Programme Manager, ATMA Consultancy Services, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh (May 2002). "Post Disaster Reconstruction Experiences in Andhra Pradesh, in India - A paper presented at the Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada" (PDF).