Relief camps in Kuttanad hit by drinking water shortage; inmates being shifted to Alappuzha


Alappuzha: The disaster relief camps in Kuttanad are experiencing a severe shortage of drinking water. The rescue personnel are not able to bring food items to the camp. Hence, the authorities have decided to shift the people in the camp to Alappuzha.

However, the reluctance of people in the camp to shift from the camps, have put the district administration in a tight spot. Cooking food using polluted water will result in health issues. If anybody in the camp needs emergency treatment, it will be very difficult to shift him to hospital. The toilets are not fit for use. The stocks in shops are getting depleted.

Taking all these factors into consideration, the authorities decided to shift the people in camps located in remote areas to Alappuzha town limits.

The direction in this regard was conveyed to the inmates of the camp through Tehsildar and village officers. However, the majority of camp inmates are not ready to leave the camps which are located near their houses.

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