Flood: Anomalies mar relief distribution in Moulvibazar
Abrar Hussain: The Moulvibazar administration has recently been able to ramp up measures to distribute relief among the victims thanks to the flood receding for the last three days.
However, there have been allegations of irregularities and thorough complains, which the authorities have acknowledged to be true.
The Daily Star reported that most of the victims have been receiving lower amount of relief than initially announced by the local authorities.Gita Rani Dutta, 60, who went to Tilagaon union office in Tajpur village returned with empty hands because what she learned “her name was not on the list.”
Crying profusely, she told The Daily Star: “I came here for four days (including today). But they did not give me relief. They say, my name is not on their list. I could not enter the office, they drove me out.”
A resident of Bijli village in Tilagaon union, Tam Malakar was also at the union office. He said: “They announced they would give 20kg rice to each of us, but I got only 17kg”.Abdul Karim, 45, who was also waiting in the queue, echoed the same and said he received 18kg and 200gm of rice.