Sunday, October 20, 2013
Phailin Cyclone Update - 17th October 2013!
PHAILIN Update from Betanati in Mayurbhanj:
Budhabalanga river destroys its own creation, the rice bowl of Mayurbhanj. But fails to dampen the spirit of Dussehra Mela. So, even as hundreds of thousands of people are languishing in darkness and without food, water and shelter in it's immediate neighbourhood; Betanati is full of festivities with liquor, food and fun. A local even said Micro finance companies have given out loans to people to enjoy. One such company has even opened its theater shop for people to come and spend, obviously to keep them indebted further. It's very much possible that the youth of flood affected villages would also have fallen into this trap.
Wish the river had a better way to end insensitivity in humans...