Orissa tribal women complain of poor support after husbands demise

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Rayagada (Orissa), Oct.28 (ANI): Tribal women in Orissa's Rayagada District have complained of poor support after losing their husbands to cholera.

"My husband died of diarrhoea and vomiting. My daughter also died recently. I am old and do not have enough food in my house. I don't know how I will survive," said Dalima Naik, a woman villager.

"My husband has died and left me alone with my four children. How will I feed my children? Nothing is left in my house. No money to buy essential commodities. No employment is there in nearby areas. I don't know how to survive in this critical situation," said Janaki Majhi, another woman villager.

These widows are hoping that the government will take steps to ease their woes. By Sarada Lahangir (ANI)

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