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Sampath's Plea to Convene Meet to Discuss Relief Measures

Published: 26th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2014 05:22 AM   |  A+A-

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Sampath MP, has urged Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to convene a meeting to discuss flood relief and rehabilitation measures in the district. 

In a letter sent to the Chief Minister, Sampath said that he had visited two dozen relief camps in the  district and hence felt it necessary to convene a meeting to discuss the same.

Sampath said he had visited the camps in Vithura, Nellanadu, Kadinamkulam, Peringamala, Nandiyodu, Pulimath, Chirayinkeezhu and Aazhoor panchayats.

Hundreds of families were shifted to these flood relief camps with nothing but the dress they had on their body.

Sampath said many of these families had lost everything including their certificates, title deeds, clothes and home appliances. Some of them had lost their houses completely or partially.

In the rehabilitation camps, there are no proper sanitation facilities.

The accumulated waste on the banks of the Channankara canal is posing a threat of contagious diseases.

Sampath urged the Chief Minister to consider the rehabilitation of people, including aged people, who have nowhere to go in case of closing down the rehabilitation camps.

He also urged the government to distribute free ration, dress and medicine to bamboo, tea, fish, coir, plantation workers who had not been shifted to the camps and left with no work.

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