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Rushing on inaction of panchayat president, parish members say they are forced to pay expenses for basic amenities – The New Indian Express

By on July 25, 2022 0

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PERAMBALUR: Residents and ward members lament the lack of basic amenities like in-home drinking water supply, street lights and roads at Kaikalathur panchayat in the district. Claiming inaction by the panchayat president, members of the neighborhood said they were often forced to set up the facilities at their own expense. Kaikalathur panchayat in Veppanthattai union has four sub-villages namely Sirunila, Perunila, Padhangi and Gandhi Nagar.

Potable water is supplied daily to above ground reservoirs in the villages by the panchayat. However, villagers complain that they have to wait a long time to fetch water from the reservoir due to a lack of door-to-door supply. It is therefore difficult to fetch water every day, they said. They also complain that the water supply is dusty due to poor tank maintenance.

Poorly maintained and damaged drains, lack of streetlights and proper roads add to the list of residents’ woes. While ward members and residents mention raising several complaints to the panchayat, district collector, chief minister’s special cell, Veppanthattai BDO office and at the grama sabha meeting, they say that they went there in vain.

On June 25, 2022, residents of Padhangi and Gandhi Nagar even resorted to a road blockade demanding basic amenities in their villages. Panchayat Vice President P Selvakumar said, “We are planning to provide door-to-door drinking water supply under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) as villagers find it difficult to fetch water. water in one place. We discussed it with the president of the panchayat but she was not ready to do so. The water tanks haven’t been cleaned for months.

The water is very dusty and stinks very badly. However, the villagers are forced to drink it without an option. It is likely to cause health problems. They are sometimes forced to cycle to neighboring villages to fetch water. Ward 9 member K Krishnamoorthy said, “The panchayat chairman has not supplied the villages for over two years. She does not cooperate with us on the issues we raise. As a result, the people who voted for us are asking us to solve the problems in their neighborhoods.

Having no other choice, I did some work, including repairing streetlights and patching roads, in my neighborhood at my own expense. However, several streetlights in the villages are still broken and non-functional. A 35-year-old resident who wished to remain anonymous said: “As the roads are in very poor condition, it is difficult for us to commute every day.

The drains are also poorly maintained. Maintenance is only carried out in a few places during the collector’s visit.” When asked, Panchayat Chairman Sumathi Murugesan said, “There is no water problem in our panchayat and we supply it daily. We are taking steps to set up a door-to-door water supply, install streetlights and repair roads. The vice president, however, creates problems against me.”

PERAMBALUR: Residents and ward members lament the lack of basic amenities like in-home drinking water supply, street lights and roads at Kaikalathur panchayat in the district. Claiming inaction by the panchayat president, members of the neighborhood said they were often forced to set up the facilities at their own expense. Kaikalathur panchayat in Veppanthattai union has four sub-villages namely Sirunila, Perunila, Padhangi and Gandhi Nagar. Potable water is supplied daily to above ground reservoirs in the villages by the panchayat. However, villagers complain that they have to wait a long time to fetch water from the reservoir due to a lack of door-to-door supply. It is therefore difficult to fetch water every day, they said. They also complain that the water supply is dusty due to poor tank maintenance. Poorly maintained and damaged drains, lack of streetlights and proper roads add to the list of residents’ woes. While ward members and residents mention raising several complaints to the panchayat, district collector, chief minister’s special cell, Veppanthattai BDO office and at the grama sabha meeting, they say that they went there in vain. On June 25, 2022, residents of Padhangi and Gandhi Nagar even resorted to a road blockade demanding basic amenities in their villages. Panchayat Vice President P Selvakumar said, “We are planning to provide door-to-door drinking water supply under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) as villagers find it difficult to fetch water. water in one place. We discussed it with the president of the panchayat but she was not ready to do so. The water tanks haven’t been cleaned for months. The water is very dusty and stinks very badly. However, the villagers are forced to drink it without an option. It is likely to cause health problems. They are sometimes forced to cycle to neighboring villages to fetch water. Ward 9 member K Krishnamoorthy said, “The panchayat chairman has not supplied the villages for over two years. She does not cooperate with us on the issues we raise. As a result, the people who voted for us are asking us to solve the problems in their neighborhoods. Having no other choice, I did some work, including repairing streetlights and patching roads, in my neighborhood at my own expense. However, several streetlights in the villages are still broken and non-functional. A 35-year-old resident who did not wish to be named said: “As the roads are in very poor condition, it is difficult for us to commute every day. The drains are also poorly maintained. Maintenance is only carried out in a few places during the collector’s visit.” When asked, Panchayat Chairman Sumathi Murugesan said, “There is no water problem in our panchayat and we supply it daily. We are taking steps to set up a door-to-door water supply, install streetlights and repair roads. The vice president, however, creates problems against me.”