U.P Monsoon Floods Wash Away Homes & Hopes

Seasonal floods in Uttar Pradesh bring a good deal of misery to the people each year. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Madhuri Chouhan from Sant Kabir Nagar reports on the untold suffering of the people in her district. Hundreds of families in Chakpihani village were rendered homeless in September 2013 due to floods, plus the damage to property & agriculture is incalculable. The health of the residents is also at risk with an increase in the incidence of cholera, typhoid and other water-borne diseases. 'We don't have proper food to eat as our fields are flooded and all the crops have been washed away' says Meera Devi. 'From the D.M to the District Collector visited the area and conducted an enquiry but no action has been taken till now' adds Manju Devi. This year also the state government failed to put up protective embankments to protect the fields & houses from inundation leaving 200 people affected by the flood. Call to Action: Please call the S.D.M on 094544159255 and ask the authorities to provide proper compensation to the residents of Chikpihani. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organisations.

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