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Kin of victims of the Uttarakhand tragedy yet to receive compensation from government

Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 9:50am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

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Pune: It’s been a year since the Uttarakhand flash floods. For those from Pune who’s loved ones have not been found are having a hard time.

Dhanashree Pramod Nikam recalls the days that followed her parent’s disappearance. She said, “Despite complete despair, I still continue to hope that my parents will be found someday.”
Nikam’s family; Yashwant Piroji More (63) and his wife Alka Yashwant More (54) along with their son Umakant left Pune through Kulkarni tours and travels. Umakant More was found and rescued by Pramod Nikam. The compensation of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 3,50,000 that had been promised by government hasn’t been given to them. “Every two months, we visit Uttarakhand, hoping to find our parents.”
Nilesh Ninav (40) feels his life has come to a standstill after his parents Dattatray Ninav (74) and Lata Ninav (58) were not found even several days after rescue operations began. Ninav said,“I feel shattered.” Vasanth Sripathi Kamte lost his wife Malini, sister-in-law Jayshree Yashwant Bhonsle, her son Dhananjay Pawar and daughter-in-law Bhagyashree Pawar. “The fact I’ve lost them will always play in my mind.”

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