Belauri (Kanchanpur), June 24: People who were displaced due to the Mahakali floods triggered by incessant rains a week ago have complained that they have not received any compensation from the state.

Many people of Darchula and Kanchanpur districts who were compelled to be displaced as the swollen river entered their villages have been taking shelter at their relatives' houses.

Most of the people of Bhimdutta Municipality, Dodhara and Chandani VDCs across the Mahakali River and villages beneath the Chure region have been displaced by the devastating floods that swept away their homes and lands. The flood damaged the embankment near Chandani and Dodhara and gushed into the villages.

The Bhujela folks in Bhimdutta Municipality have said that none has turned to them for relief yet. We have not got even a single packet of noodle yet and are taking refuge at our relatives', a victim Bhairab Bhatta said. The local administration reportedly distributed packets of noodles and biscuits in some of the flood-hit areas.

Over 30 families were displaced from Bhujela whereas over 200 households from Pipariya, Badaipur and Odali. The flood-victims are angered at government's apathy towards their problems and have started visiting the District Administration Office seeking for relief assistance.

The post-flood situation here is really miserable. The victims are in a great trouble after the flood left them homeless.

We are helpless as flood swept away our shelter, all moveable and immovable property, one Jayamati Sarki of Daiji Betauda shared her miseries. She said her husband has lost mental balance after the incident and they have no way to live if the state does not help them.

When asked, Chief District Officer Parsuram Aryal said the relief distribution was delayed as complete details of the damages are yet to be collected.

Meanwhile, the Natural Disaster Relief Fund has decided to provide 20 kg of rice, five kg of pulses, one kg of salt and a liter of edible oil to each flood-hit families and to provide Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 20,000 to those who were rendered homeless in the floods. RSS 

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