Saturday, October 31, 2009

What’s “Kachha” What’s “Pucca”, Gormint Decides!

It’s a shame that the Gormint discriminates when giving what it calls “relief” to flood-hit people of Northern Karnataka in the districts of Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Bijapur, Bagalkot and Belgaum. These districts have been badly affected by the recent floods and the press coverage shows a grim picture. According to this article in Outlook many lost their homes and the gormint, in what would seem straight out of a Dickensian novel is discriminating between “Kachha (roughly built with mud)” and “Pucca (concrete built)” houses. What they dole out is paltry by all extents (a mere Rs. 2,500 for the mud houses and Rs. 25,000 for the concrete house. What a shame!

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