A tragedy has visited Uttarakhand a little over three months after heavy rainfall triggered disaster across the Himalayan state
Data released by the Information and Public Relations Department of the Uttarakhand government for Bageshwar shows that Rs.2,27,38,756 has been distributed to the victims till date.
On the ground, it doesn't add up. A village in district Bageshwar called Kanda has received only Rs.8,680 as compensation after landslides left cattle, farms and houses damaged. Many residents lost their entire families.
The details of cheque numbers and amount given to at least 25 farmers are available with Mail Today, and make for pretty sorry reading.
People are still contributing from their income for the victims, but that help does not seem to have reached the right destination.
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