CPI (M) seeks early relief for rain sufferers
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 4: Expressing deep anguish over the delay in disbursement of relief to the next of the kins of the deceased during the recent rains and snowfall and those whose livestock got perished, the CPI(M) State Secretary, M Tarigami has said that neither the administration nor the concerned agencies was serious in beefing up the relief and rescue operations to trace out the missing nomads.
He urged upon the government to sensitize the administration for providing all possible help and relief to the affected people, adding that Gujjars, bakarwals, Shepherds and those involved in livestock rearing have been the worst suffers.
In a statement issued here today, Tarigami said that due to the inclement weather thousands of livestock have died which has caused heavy losses to the tribal communities involved in the livestock rearing and dozens of people have also lost their lives which are in dire need of relief.
He said that shepherds in upper reaches are facing acute shortage of fodder and daily needs and demanded that same should be provided to them.
He suggested that till the actual losses are assessed those who have been affected should be provided the relief as per preliminary reports and immediate rehabilitation measures put into place.
The State Secretary CPI (M) reiterated his demand for providing shelter sheds for the livestock in the upper reaches which are prone to natural calamities even in summers.
He said mobile ration outlets be also specified for the Gujjars, Bakarwals and shepherds to ensure availability of ration to them and also the fodder whenever need arises.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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