Nalgonda hamlet rejects Bathukamma sarees, protest for road

andhra-pradesh | Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Team Asianet Newsable
Highlights
  • A small hamlet in Nalgonda district raised its voice in a unique way for the development of their village
  • The villagers of Dubbakalva boycotted the distribution of sarees by locking the distribution office and staging a protest
  • They demanded that they need a road and not sarees, saying that their hamlet gets flooded and it becomes impossible for them to travel

A small hamlet in Nalgonda district raised its voice in a unique way for the development of their village. Dubbakalva is a small hamlet 26kms away from Nalgonda and 4 kms away from Munugodu constituency. It is a hamlet to Koratikal village.

The population of the hamlet is 500 with no proper road facility. The condition of the hamlet during rainy season is pathetic as it is situated between Munugodu and Koratikal gullies. During rainy season with the two gullies overflowing, the hamlet is cut off from the neighbouring villages.

Only during election time they are promised a road by the campaigning candidates after which everything is forgotten. Their every trial for a road, from approaching MLAs, MPs and Ministers to submitting memorandums has been in vain.

With the Telangana government’s decision to distribute sarees for Bathukamma festival, the villagers thought this to be an opportunity to once again demand for a road. So they boycotted the distribution of sarees by locking the office and staging a protest. They demanded that they need a road and not sarees. The villagers have decided to stop saree distribution until higher officials, MLAs and MPs start constructing the road.

Telangana government which promised concrete roads for a golden Telangana is unable to lay a 4 kms road from mandal centre Munugodu to the hamlet Dubbukalva. It is the responsibility of the government to satisfy the basic needs of the people.

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