Six Hasala families live in darkness!

Six Hasala families live in darkness!

A view of the house owned by one of Hasala family in Kabbinale. Toilets which were constructed for Hasala family in Kabbinale is not being utilised. DH Photo

The colony with 30 people residing lacks water, electricity, education and all other basic infrastructures. Owing to the apathy of the Gram Panchayat, the colony residents do not get drinking water.

The road which passes Nagpalu Panchayat is in deplorable condition and has not seen repair for the last several years.

A resident Bammi Hasala said “three children in the colony are forced to walk for three kilometre to reach the school at Kasanamakki. It would be better, if the anganwadi centre is opened nearby to help the tiny tots.  

Earlier we had received Rs 30,000 to construct the house. We are daily wage labourers and find it difficult to meet our ends. The politicians approach us only during election. We hardly get to know about the facilities that are given by the government. Now we live in houses which were built under Ashraya Yojane.”

Eshwar Hasala, husband of Madamakki Panchayat former Vice-president Susheela says “shortage of drinking water is the main problem faced by the colony. Few residents have planted coconut and cashew plants. However, the plants are getting dried owing to the non availability of water. Despite my wife being Vice-president of Gram Pancahayat, the condition in the colony has not improved.”

According social activist Somaiah Naik Kabbinale is the most neglected region by Madamakki Gram Panchayat. “There are several houses in the region including Hasala colony. With the monsoon, the families will have to live in darkness as the electric poles get uprooted or electricity lines get snapped due to gushy wind and will not get repaired for long time.”

“The Hasala families do not have title deeds for the land on which they are residing. Despite the condition of the colony being discussed several times in the GP, TP and MLA meetings nothing has been done to improve their condition so far,” says Gram Panchayat member Karimane Dayananda.