(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 11, 2009
AIKS Demands Parliamentary Estimation of Damages
THROUGH a statement issued
The AIKS has demanded an immediate assessment of the damages by a parliamentary team and, based on its assessment, declaration of a national calamity in the worst hit areas. Relief measures on war footing have to be undertaken and the concerned state governments must be provided with all the required help. In the light of the threat from overflowing reservoirs, immediate steps have to be taken to evacuate the marooned people and animals in such places. In the regions that have already faced a drought, leading to crop losses a few weeks back, now the floods have damaged the prospects of the next crop as well. This is bound to cause still greater misery to the farmers and rural poor. The government’s relief efforts must keep this fact in mind and provide adequate compensation to the affected people in these areas.
The AIKS has calls upon its
state units to take part in the relief activities and provide voluntary
in the affected areas. (