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How much information ae you getting about the devastating floods in Assam this year? The flood situation has taken a grim turn with al the rivers flowing above the danger mark. flood waters have sumberged even the National Highways in some areas.Masny villsges have been inundated and 12 Lakh people have been rendered homeless.
But why is the Centre turing a blind eye to this grave tragedy of national importance?This has been going on as usual ever since the beginning.This despite the fact
that our hon'ble PM is a Rajya Sabha
member from Assam.
I request you to submit your sincere views.

Asked by Mitali Choudhury, 06 Sep '08 03:38 pm
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Due to floods, Assam has suffered a loss of Rs 3,100 crore in the past five decades. Official estimates show that since 1954, various government agencies have completed as many as 631 flood control schemes and constructed about 4,458 km long dykes along the major rivers across the state. In order to protect a total of 31 lakh hectares of vulnerable land, which has been identified by the National Flood Commission, only 16 lakh hectares could be protected from floods in 53 years. Official records say that total loss in the early 80s was about Rs 228 crore. And it has been gradually increasing with every passing year.

Now with 21 or 17 states and 10 million people affected the centre should declare it a national disaster. In 1998 the loss due to floods had reached 1200 crores but even this did not open centre's eye.

In 1981, the Brahmaputra Board was set up with the main purpose of implementing schemes to harness the river. All it has done in the last 26 years is to prepare a mast ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 08 Sep '08 01:39 pm

 
  
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Well whenever I get a chance, I dont forget to search news channels.As far as English channels are concerned, they have blacklisted such news dealing with the people of East n Hindi belt.Few Hindi news channel are showing news from Bihar regularly but about Assam, havnt noticed any such news so far.Not even in print media.Such behavior is the real cause of tension giving rise to the feeling of liberation n likes in few minds.
Why??---I would say that its because they arent a part of Brand new India n give a bad name to the incredible India.I dont know what Manmohan Singh can do, he doesnt has support of his own people.
Answered by prashant sharma, 06 Sep '08 08:01 pm

 
  
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"But why is the Centre turing a blind eye to this grave tragedy of national importance?"

Well, ever since the 90s, Indian voters and Narasimha Rao have more or less decided that ppl belonging to India Inc are to be honored as Gods by showering them w/ wealth and ppl who can't contribute to India Inc just don't matter.

We elected those policies and politicians who endorse such views.

What you are seeing now is its manifestation. Though this is tragic to the bone, did you honestly expect anything different from a system which pumps out 8-10% GDP but w/ a pathetic GINI score of .34-.36, approaching .40?
Answered by A Moin, 06 Sep '08 07:31 pm

 
  
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The whole indians are busy with pleasing TATA and MAMATA...who care if we die or live
Answered by shainty, 06 Sep '08 04:04 pm

 
  
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