Magnitude of a disaster

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In June 2013, a multi-day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttrakhand caused devastating floods and landslides becoming the country’s worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami. People lost some of their most valuable things in that disaster. According to a survey,

“Floods caused Rs 12 hundred billion loss for Uttarakhand tourism sector”

Yes that is how the magnitude of a disaster is measured and compared in terms of an amount to other disasters. What about those children who lost their parents, who have no idea how they are going to survive in this cruel world. A ’12 hundred billion’ loss is nothing for a country if we compare it to the loss of these ‘thousands’ of orphans. Today after 3 years, most of them would have learnt that it’s all about money and they would have started begging, or working in a factory at a very small age. orp

Disaster was not…

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