Problems galore residents of Iligudde colony

 
The pathetic condition of road to Iligudde tribal colony near Karagadde in Kalasa. Dh PhotoThe road which leads to the colony is in such a bad condition that even walking also has become a Herculean task. One who has vehicle can never think of a smooth drive on the road. Vehicles carrying paddy get stranded on the muddy road. Meanwhile, women and children of tribal family walk on the road to reach school and town on this muddy road, since there is no other option left.

Tribal families, who face extreme poverty, live in houses constructed under Indira Awas Yojna. Similarly, the colony also lack drinking water supply. A borewell, which was provided by the gram panchayat in 2008, remain useless as the water pumped from it is not fit for drinking purpose. Now the tribals use water collected from the natural streams for drinking.

Another major issue before the tribals is that title deeds were not distributed by the government for the land cultivated  by them for generations.  “I was told that the government had announced several schemes for tribals. But why the benefits of those schemes are not reaching us?”, asks Kashinath, a youth in the colony.

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