Saturday, January 09, 2016

Flood relief or payment to vote?

Why should everyone get flood relief amount when really haven’t affected?  Life get affected during the season of rain is normal, though the past season had been terrific and almost everyone undergone an experience on first, but there are certain areas and people where the affect has been least and at some places there was only power cut and was back to normal in 2-3 days. Are they (the govt.) conducting survey on really who are affected? I think two third of the relief amount goes to unaffected and those experienced trouble are still in need. There are places on the bank of rivers, canals and lakes lost away nearly everything and how come this minimum amount of Rs.5000-10,000 is enough to bring back their lives to normal? Govt. should cut off giving relief even to people staying above two stories with no record of flood in their area or home and the amount should be added to those severely affected.

Though we are one of the affected houses, experienced flood or water entered the home, we haven’t received the relief amount yet when many went through plain power outages used the opportunity and acquired the money. Not that I am envy or against their attitude of getting money when really haven’t affected, and what affected us is nothing much compared to those living in low lying areas and on the bank of rivers. When people make amount like this, the true cause of relief becomes incomplete and those affected continue to wade through post disaster and distress. The govt. and officers in charge should understand who really needs relief and how prior it should be. I just wonder what’s in the mind of government and although it’s obvious that the relief was given in mind of upcoming assemble election; this is how people are measured even at the critical situation like this?

11 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds very unfair, Jeevan. Sad to say, many governments are the same.

Indrani said...

Very unfortunate.
I wish some good sense prevails.

ashok said...

Unfortunate 😕

L. D. said...

Yes our present president has given away so much money to buy votes that it seems that should be the norm. The payment programs only effect a very small percentage and yet if you many programs you can get many votes. Those who are invading our county are getting social security checks equal to mine or greater just for being alive or for not being able to speak English. I know that they are all suppose to be future democrats and that helps get democrats into office.

Uppal said...

Jeevan, it seems to me there is no question mark needed. Because it is so especially in Tamil Nadu. I may be wrong though.

Sandhya said...

Our complex didn't have any water stagnation. Just power cut for 4-5 days, no phone connection, that is all. But they came door to door and offered compensation money. Most of them applied. My husband refused. But I wanted him to take money, because if we don't take it, the minister will take. At least we can have the money and give it to our maid, who suffered a lot during the floods. And it is our money....tax payers' money. Yes, this is just a gimmick to get votes. But do you think amma will come back?

Twilight Man said...

So many countries are being run by governments who failed to understand the plight of their people. I read somewhere about the West country which spent billions annually to scan the whole planets and universe to detect any living beings there. They failed to use the money to help house and feed the millions of hungry and homeless people who are alive on earth. It makes sense to me.

Elsie Amata said...

It sounds very much like our government. When it's so large it can be disorganized at times. All my best.

Destination Infinity said...

The way they handled the situation and opening of reservoirs, I am not sure if all this can make a difference.

Destination Infinity

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds TOO familiar... Our Government is also run the same way... The needs of the people don't matter... To the Government, it seems to be all about their needs, their power... Very sad --but unfortunately it happens in many countries....

Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

I heard this year, the money has been directly transferred to bank account without the middle men. System still needs improvement.