Following the tenth-day rituals for the deceased victims, the surviving villagers requested the state for temporary shelters, till the rehabilitation plans are finalised
After the mass cremations of the 151 deceased victims of the Malin landslide, the village observed another mass ceremony held to mark their tenth-day rites (dashkriya vidhi) on Sunday.
After the tenth-day ritual organised for the 151 deceased in the landslide, the government and villagers discussed the rehabilitation plans
Having said a final farewell to all those lost in the disaster, the survivors then met government officials to discuss rehabilitation plans, requesting that they be given temporary residences in the meanwhile. NCP leader and local MLA, Dilip Walse-Patil, state Tribal Minister Madhukar Pichad and District Collector Saurabh Rao met the survivors to consult with them, before the plans are finalised.
Subhash Mormare, chairperson of the social welfare committee of Pune Zilla Parishad, said, “There were requests from Malin villagers to give them temporary shelters, as they lost their homes in the landslide. Hence, the tribal minister Pichad assured them that they will have temporary tin shed residences near the village high school in the next two weeks.”
Since the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) called off rescue operations on Wednesday, the village had seemed deserted. However, on Sunday, the village saw one last influx of thousands of visitors who had gone there to attend the ceremony held at the village crematorium, on the banks of the river Bubra.
“There were at least five thousand people there, including survivors, relatives of the deceased, people from nearby villages and politicians. The ceremony started at 8.30 am; as it was not practical to perform separate ceremonies for each victim, a common ritual was observed,” added Mormare.