Declare Okhi Storm as National Calamity

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Due to the Okhi Storm thousands of people from Kanyakumari District, who ventured into the sea before the forecast of the storm for fishing, were washed away by the storm to Lakshadweep islands and far off places.  Thousands of people are still missing and their whereabouts are not known.  Hundreds of people were brought dead.  Thousands of fishing vessels costing more than one crore rupees each were completely destroyed.  The families of the poor fishing people undergo untold miseries and agony.  The missing people need to be found out, adequate compensation to be paid for the dead,  destroyed fishing vessels need to be compensated, the fishing people who landed in Lakshadweep and far off places need to be brought home, the suffering fishing community of Kanyakumari District needs to be taken care of by the Government by providing necessities of life, and electricity, which has not been restored even after 7 days of the devastating storm, has to be restored immediately.  Action on war footing is necessary to complete the above tasks.  Hence this calamity should be declared by Government of India  as a National Calamity.



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