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NGOs do not prove true to their promises

(Translation from Amar Ujala, Jammu, India, November 18, 2010) — Promises made by the NGOs over the rehabilitation of hundreds of families ruined by the recent tragedy have proved empty. Immediately after the Tragedy, some Non-Government Organisations also promised to provide shelters to suffering families. Barring Radha Soami Satsang (Beas), all other NGOs did not prove true to their promise. In its report sent by the State Government, to the Central Housing Minister, Ms. Shelja, it has been clarified that NGOs could not fulfil their promises. According to the report, Samaparpan Foundation had promised to erect 500 houses. After the expiry of three months, only two families have been provided a roof. Ladakh Ecological Development Group had formed 14 'commands' to provide roof to the suffering families. So far, only six houses have been completed. Transport Corporation of India had promised to build ten houses; but in three months, they could complete five houses only.

Chamber of Indian Industries had agreed to provide 13 houses and so far, they have been able to complete two houses. Whereas Radha Soami Satsang Beas had promised to give six Community Shelters which have been completed and handed over to the suffering families.