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Striptease Of Death

The road to recovery in flood-hit Orissa will be long and tough

Striptease Of Death
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Striptease Of Death
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While Jajpur district is the worst affected, Balasore, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur are also badly hit. Though as many as 222 medical teams have been deployed in the affected districts, they are helpless given the scale of the tragedy, which has once again threatened to wipe out the last traces of civilisation, held together by a tenuous thread, in this state where natural calamities have become as natural as change of seasons. One state government went down after the cyclone; the new one too is now faced with a tide of criticism over the poor relief and ineffective disaster management.

The victims of the flood are slowly returning to broken homes, rotting crops and the stench of dead cattle. Almost all drinking water sources in the affected areas have been contaminated—26,512 tubewells and hundreds of dug wells, tanks and other rural water supply schemes are damaged or defunct. Nearly 10,000 livestock perished—washed away by the waters. And their carcasses pose a danger to the living, in a chilling replay of the aftermath of the cyclone. The lives that were being built back painstakingly after the devastation of the cyclone of 1999 have once again been shattered.

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