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Yaas hit families in Jharkhand

Survey done in June among 104 affected families finds several forced to stay under tree sheds in rainy season after houses were completely damaged.

“It is nearly a month since the Cyclone Yaas affected us but the state government is yet to take any step for immediate assistance of the affected families.

“The situation has been further worsened as even social security schemes like green ration cards have not reached several families. We presented our survey findings to the West Singhbhum deputy commissioner (Ananya Mittal) on Friday and were assured of remedial measures at the earliest,” said Sanjeev Pradhan, a member of the Manch (a coalition of organisations espousing cause of food and social security).

The survey points out that 10 per cent of the total 104 families do not have green ration cards while several of them are yet to get benefits of social security pensions.

Nearly 10 per cent of the families do not have bank accounts, around 19 per cent of the families do not have proper food grains to last for two weeks. None of the affected families claim to have received any assistance from the district administration as part of compensation after the cyclone.




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