Flood-hit Bemina Housing Colony aghast over delay in rehab

SRINAGAR: Anger is brewing in the flood-hit Bemina Housing Colony after the authorities failed to rehabilitate thousands of families devastated by the September deluge.
Public Welfare Committee (PWC) of Housing Colony Bemina, which is spearheading the campaign for relief and rehabilitation of the people in the area, has now appealed the governor NN Vohra to intervene and help the families in distress.
“September 2014 floods have damaged each and every household equally. But no government agency has provided any aid for rehabilitation. After two months the government gave Rs 3800 which tantamount to rubbing salt on our wounds. Each family spent Rs 6000 for cleaning the house post floods”, said general secretary of the PWC.
The PWC alleged that the people of other areas were given Rs 12600 but their colony was unjustifiedly ignored.
“In this connection we had a detailed meeting with the deputy commissioner/tehsildar Srinagar and apprised them about the actual situation facing by the people. We were given verbal assurance to revaluation and reassess the damage so that reasonable relief could be provided to the victims. Even after five months no team has visited our area to reassess the damage”, he said.
PWC has now appealed the governor to pass necessary directions to the concerned authorities to address their genuine grievance and provide them with the justified rehabilitation package so that the families could start their lives afresh. “We hope our request will be taken on priority basis and justice will be done with the flood sufferers”, he said.

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