I’m happy to see so many NGO and public are giving their support/view on flood situation of Uttarakhand.
One good thing lots of analysis are done for the Uttarakhand flood – whether its natural or manmade calamity, how the hydroelectrically power plants have impacted to cause this type of devastation, how was government response, how Army done the rescue operation and role of army in disaster rescue and How NGO’s and internal NGO’s supporting in the rescue and relief work etc etc.
Since many days I’m following the Uttarakhand disaster information from the government’s view-point, media and NGO stand and public suffering and participation.
Government, Army and Few NGO have done a commendable job.
Media gave lots of coverage to the Uttarakhand flood with braking news, however I couldn’t see any responsible journalism for the people of Assam as at the same time more than 1 lakh people in 11 district of Assam are affected by flood and every day one more village is getting submerge inside the water due to continuous heavy rain
West Bengal is also seeing flood like situation but not much covered in Media as breaking news
Since Media didn’t cover the Assam Flood situation no NGO or public wants to go and do rescue or relief or rehabilitation work, The simple reason being who will give donation if they don’t know the news of the flood in Assam through Media as a breaking news.
Does NGO and donation are dependent of the media’s breaking news?
More than needed materials are poured in the Utarakhand with every NGO and public clamming we are only doing best things and what we are demanding is needed so generously donate to our NGO only.
While in Assam very few NGO’s have reached, people are still to evacuate even though the Assam government with Army is doing its best, though gap remains.
2 types of people are getting relief material during the disaster
1. Actual Victim
2. People across the India reached the area claiming themselves as a victim only to get relief material.
These 2nd type of people also have a hope that they will get home of their own and relief material worth many days so such people reaches every disaster area.
Many of these 2nd type of people has home in every disaster affected area – this is due to supply is more than demand and given without verification.
Here I don’t mean to say people shouldn’t donate or help the disaster victim but demand government to give actual facts so that our hard-earned money reaches only to the needy/ victim
No government has come out with the assessment report of the loss and need
I don’t blame the public as no much real information is reached to them still we Indians are generous to donate and help during such situation knowing facts that half of the money is going to be waste.
Billion dollars of fund is raised and most of it will not reach to the actual victims
Here I want to raise the points with active and vibrant citizens of India and share my experience about the disaster management
It’s time we do professional and organised rescue and relief work.
Government should ensure the 2nd type of people from across the India shouldn’t reach to disaster affected area to get the relief material and hamper the relief work, and ensure that relief material reaches to the actual affected victims
Let relief work reached to every affected area equally and simultaneously.
Let not NGO raise the fund in the name of disaster on false data.
Let media play responsible journalism
Let public and corporate donate on demand even after many days of disaster
This can happen only if we have central agency to coordinate and monitor the relief work, cordon the area for the public. Provide the trained and skilled volunteers who can do equal and graceful distribution of relief work under the guidance of the government and local authority.
Let Indian Citizen play a role of responsible citizen
Report of the relief and rehabilitation work at every few hours to few days and raise fund and material on demand.
RADHEE Disaster and Education Foundation is in process of developing the inventory software for early rescue and relief work and disaster management system for professional way of handling the disaster and reduce the impact of disaster.
Objective is to reduce the response time and give trained and skilled help to the victim to reduce the impact.
I humbly appeal and request many people to join this big mission of professional and graceful disaster relief work
Your support in many ways will help us to reach our mission
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