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Revora gram sabha turns chaotic as people vent their anger

17 Jul 2017 06:27am IST

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17 Jul 2017 06:27am IST

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Villagers complain that previous panchayat body did not solve any of their problems

MAPUSA: Unhappy with the work of the previous panchayat body, Revora villagers vented their anger at the first gram sabha after the panchayat elections.

That the villagers were angry with the previous panchayat body for failing to solve their problems was apparent as the meeting turned chaotic.

The villagers complained that the roads in the village were bad and lacked footpaths; drains remained chocked; there was power fluctuation daily; trees along the roads needed pruning; and the village needed a crematorium.

The villagers complained that the electric lines and poles have not been replaced for over 40 years due to which they snap and fall on houses, endangering the inmates.

The villagers expressed their anger that despite the dire condition of the electric lines and poles, the previous panchayat body did nothing to improve the condition.

Responding to the angst, the new the panchayat body assured to replace the aging electric lines and broken poles very soon.

When the gram sabha members pointed out that the village has no proper crematorium and the work of the same is pending since last 11 years, the new body informed them that funds for the crematorium and many other works have been sanctioned and the work on the same would start soon. 

The gram sabha passed a resolution directing the panchayat to write to the deputy collector seeking fund for pruning trees along the roads that pose danger to the people. 

However, a panch said that panchayat alone cannot bare the financial burden of trimming the tress as there were many trees posing danger in the village. 

The gram sabha passed a resolution for constructing common toilets in Harijan Wadda, where people do not have private toilets due to which they defecate in the open. The gram sabha passed the resolution to construct common toilet with single septic tank and maintenance of the same would have to be borne by the people.

The gram sabha also passed resolutions for repairing dilapidated roads and hot mixing them, constructing new ones; cleaning drains and covering them; providing bins for garbage disposal; and installation of transformer to end power fluctuation.

The meeting was attended by more than 150 people.

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