The first hand reports of SEWA’s field teams show extensive damage to houses, school buildings, panchayat buildings, milk collection centres, community centres and child care centres.
The houses have been completely damaged. As a result, most of the household belongings have also been lost. For example, the villagers stored food grains and seeds in mud pots and mud containers. These have been destroyed and therefore neither the food grains nor the seeds could be restored.
Similarly, all the clothes and mattresses got buried under the debris. Attempts to restore them turned futile as they tear and get further damaged.
Therefore the families are rendered virtually homeless/ shelterless, foodless and clothing less.