Patanjali Yogpeeth emerged as the biggest NGO in the world to provide aid and relief to the victims of the most calamitous floods of the century in Bihar in 2008.
Over four million people of about sixteen hundred villages of sixteen districts of Bihar badly affected due to horrible flood situations. More than two million people in isolated villages in the second-most populous state of the country have been displaced and about a quarter of a million houses destroyed in the worst flood to have hit the nation in the last 50 years.
Flood relief and assistance work was undertaken at more than 50 places in the flood ravaged districts where free food and clothing were distributed to lakhs of people daily.
More than 15,000 Volunteers of Patanjali Yogpeeth under the guidance of H.H. Swami Ramdevji Maharaj and Revered Acharya Balkrishnaji were engaged in the relief work for Bihar disaster affected persons. H.H. Swamiji Maharaj & Revered Acharyaji Maharaj went to the flood affected areas to help the affected people in dealing with the catastrophe.