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The All Meghalaya Minority Students’ Union (AMMSU) has written to the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH) pointing to the fact that many villages under the Selsella C&RD Block have been left out with regards to flood relief distribution in 2020.
In a complaint submitted on January 5, AMMSU listed the names of Namabilla, Haripur, Konarchar, Silkata, Char Kasiapara, Lalmati, Hallidayganj, Kasaripara, Sakmal and Sobribari, among those villages that have been left out of being provided relief while the rest of the villages under the same district have been provided utensil sets as had been provisioned.
Last year, the plain belt area, comprising the four C&RD Blocks of Raksamgre, Tikrikilla, Demdema and Selsella had been badly affected by the yearly deluge because of the rains leading to many villagers struggling with rising waters.
The situation led to the declaration of floods with food relief and animal feeds being provided to those affected.
Later, the state government also added utensils to the list with all villages that were affected being provided the items to make up for the losses they suffered.
AMMSU while pointing out to the DC that the named villages were yet to get their part of relief and asked for an inquiry to be conducted on the matter as well.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)