Little Help From Government, Say Stranded Flood Victims In Assam
The tea gardens in the outskirts of Assam are under the flood waters. The labourers who work there have been rendered homeless and jobless. While they have moved into a makeshift shelter on a high ground, have got little assistance from the government. "This high ground where we are staying is actually a cremation ground. We have received no help from garden management or the state government in this hour of crisis," said Raju Mahato, a tea garden labourer from Mahima tea estate in Assam's Golaghat district, 350 km away from Guwahati.