(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 11, 2009
Declare National Calamity in Flood Hit Areas
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M)
expresses serious concern over the flash floods and loss of life and
in Karnataka, parts of Goa, Andhra Pradesh,
In Karnataka, 15 districts have been affected and five districts have been affected in Andhra Pradesh. In view of the extraordinary situation arising out of the flash floods, the CPI(M) demands an immediate assessment of damages by a parliamentary team and declaring a national calamity in the worst hit areas. Relief measures on a war-footing have to be undertaken and the 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.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon all its members to cooperate in relief efforts, involve with the relief activities and provide voluntary service in the affected areas.