On an average a Family requires at least4 quilts, 4 blankets and equal number of mattresses, 4 pillows and a big darri.All this material suitable for high altitude places like Leh where the temperature goes below zero degree Celsius during winter months which start from October latest by early November. The approximate cost of these items works out to $145 per family of four members.In clothing sweaters, warm shirts, inners, jeans/warm trousers, jackets are required. The average cost works out to around $175.
As regards utensils the minimum requirements are one pressure cooker of at least 5 Lts. capacity, 6 plates for lunch/dinner, 6 glasses, 6 katori 2 patila with lids, 2 buckets per family. The approximate cost works out to around $45.
The cost of constructing dwelling units comprising 2 rooms (one room 12*12 and the other one 12*15including kitchen) in mud with tin roof will cost approximately Rs. 2-2.25 lac without labour component for which we intend to involve the beneficiary. The estimates are only tentative and may vary depending upon the requirements of the site. Similarly the requirement is based on an assumption of 4 member family the factual position can be assessed only after the connectivity is restored. In the meantime Sewa International, Sewa Bharti J&K through its unit in Leh in cooperation with Ladakh Phande Tsongpa has already established a relief operation camp in Leh and is looking after the immediate needs of the beneficiaries.
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