Chakpihani village, Sant Kabir Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh | Madhuri Chauhan
Flood after flood has washed away this community's trust in local governance. This video report was made in 2013 by correspondent Madhuri, just after floods affected 20 districts in the state. Residents of Chakpihani never saw the compensation they were due, nor basic relief like medicines and food grains.
The village was again submerged in 2014 in a flood that affected 1500 villages across 9 districts in Uttar Pradesh. No compensation or relief has reached them to date.
In April 2015 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh toured areas of Uttar Pradesh that had been hit by the most recent spate of unseasonal rain asking the state government to distribute the INR 506 Crores granted by the Centre government for compensation.
We are publishing this story again because action must be taken to get these farmers compensation and relief for their losses.
Call to Action: Please call the Sub- Divisional Magistrate of Sant Kabir Nagar District on +91 9454415925 and ask him to make sure that residents of Chakpihani receive compensation immediately.
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