Chennangolli lacks basic facilities

Chennangolli lacks basic facilities

Chennangolli, a small hamlet 3 km away from Gonikoppa, lacks even basic facilities. Pothole-filled roads, lack of UGD is a common scene in the village.

A foot bridge is on the verge of collapse at Chennangolli. DH Photo

Rain water flows on the road. For the residents, coffee estate itself is a toilet as a majority of the houses lack toilets.

Houses have been constructed without any plan. There is no proper connectivity to houses.

 At many places, the surface of the road has been chipped off, thus causing severe inconvenience to vehicle users.

The population of the village is 2,500. There are 11 borewells. However, only three are in good condition.

Under the guidance of taluk panchayat member Tatu Monnappa, a borewell was drilled. However, there is no water.

Arun Machaiah had constructed 50,000 litre capacity water tank in the village 10 years ago. Its is the only source of water for the villagers.

Chennangolli came into existence in the 1980s. It was former taluk board president J A Karumbaiah and leader Arun Machaiah who allowed the poor to construct houses in 61 acre of paisari land.

As many as 17 youth from the village are serving in the army. Three of them have retired from service. 

The village has a Bhadrakali temple and Ayyappa temple. A tank, which was once a source of water is filled with silt. There are two anganwadi centres and a primary school. 

“The village is devoid of basic facilities as the entire land is in dispute. Manil Ayyappa Sangha members have filed a case in the court stating that the entire village land belongs to the temple.

The court has urged the authorities to maintain status quo. As a result the gram panchayat cannot take up any works,” said sources.

GP member Vincent Babu said there are legal disputes in the village. The disputes will be solved shortly. The GP will work towards the development once the disputes are solved.

Anganwadi assistant Lakshmi said: “The GP has not provided any basic facilities. Even pedestrians find it difficult to walk on the road. No autorickshaws are ready to ply to the village. There is acute shortage of water.”

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