Surat Flood Relief

Surat, India (August 2006)

In August 2006, heavy floods ravaged the city of Surat, Gujarat, claiming the lives of hundreds and affecting thousands more. Water levels were as high as 22 feet in some parts of the city, causing an estimated economic loss in excess of US$500 million.

More than 1,500 volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation provided drinking water, food, medicines and other essentials. Several medical camps were conducted throughout the city, providing aid to more than 11,000 people. The Art of Living Foundation also worked with the Surat Municipal Corporation to urgently clean up flood-affected areas and prevent any outbreak of disease.