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English Script: Aparna Singh
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“All our things are displaced. We have nothing in our house. How do we take our kids back? What will we eat there?”
One resident explained how her shop got destroyed in the flood. “We had a kirana store. All the stuff got swept away in the flood. Nothing is left. The floor of the house has cracked. There are cracks everywhere in the house. It is not livable anymore,” she said.
Shabana, another resident, told The Quint, “Only we are left now, nothing else. Our life’s earnings are gone. Nothing is left.”
Official documents of many residents have washed away in the flood. The residents were told that they will be compensated with Rs 10,000 for their loss.
“How will we manage with Rs 10,000? How can we sustain with just this much?”A resident of Jaitpur, Badarpur
Gathering the bare minimum from ruined houses, survivors are trying to rebuild their lives. Some are forced to take refuge at relatives’ homes.
Floods also bring along the fear of infections and diseases as the stagnant water is making people sick.
Shabana said, “I am suffering from eye infection. Everyone I know has fallen sick. We have taken medicines but there’s no relief.”
The municipality has taken one measure to control infections but the residents said that it was not enough as medicines and insecticides were only sprinkled in some areas while other areas were left untouched.