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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Tsunami Compensation

BBC News: Anger over two rupee tsunami aid
Villagers in India's Andamans and Nicobar Islands have denounced 'paltry' tsunami compensation relief they have received from the local government.

One woman received a cheque of just two rupees (less than five US cents) for damage to her cashew nut crops.

But the islands' agriculture department says the compensation has been paid according to "objective reality".

And here's the cheque!

(BBC)

Talk about incompetence and bureaucracy! And almost unbelievable too. Why almost? My grandfather's family was paid a pittance for their farmland back in the 60s/70s when they were asked to make way for progress (we need to build more road, more flats, more housing!). It's no wonder he didn't trust lawyers... especially those who work for the government...

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