Chandagodu SC colony waiting for basic facilities

Chandagodu SC colony waiting for basic facilities

A view of the road in Chandagodu SC colony.

Pure drinking water, road, sites, community hall and drains which are basic requirements for a colony is still a mirage in the colony.

The colony is situated three kilometres from Aldoor. As many as 85 families reside in the
colony and earn their livelihood as daily wage labourers. Most of the huts in the colony are in dilapidated condition, which may collapse at any time. The road inside the colony has not seen asphaltation for the last 25 years.

Owing to the non availability of underground drainage system, all the waste water is seen flowing beside the road itself. The colony has become breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Polluted water

A water tank has been constructed to supply drinking water to the colony near a estate.
However, as the tank has been constructed below the ground level and no provision has been made to close the tank, polluted water from coffee estate enter the tank.
The same water is being supplied to the colony.

As the colony residents do not have other source of water, they are forced to consume the polluted water. The residents have been urging the Gram Panchayat to raise the level of the tank and close the tank so that polluted water will not enter the tank. However, the Gram Panchayat is yet to respond to the needs of the people.

Community hall

A community hall was constructed 20 years ago in the colony.  However, the hall might collapse at any time.

MLA Kumaraswamy had promised to construct a kalyana mantapa in the colony.
However, the promise has remained only on paper for the last two years. The land has been identified for the kalyana mantapa and has been levelled for the proposed mantapa.

Though all the houses have electricity connection, the wires from the electric poles hang on the houses, which cause inconvenience to the residents.

No route

Of the 85 families, 43 families own five acre land in survey number 74 at Kesavina Haklu. To reach the land owned by these families, they have to pass through Kesavina Haklu estate. However, Dalits are not allowed to move freely on these road. In this background, the previous Deputy Commissioner Naveenraj Singh, SP Viphul Kumar, Tahsildar Rangaswamy had visited the spot and had passed an order to allow the Dalits to move freely on the road.

However, after their transfer, Dalits are once again not allowed to move on the road. As a result, they have to walk for 12 km inside the forest to reach their land.

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