From our Correspondent
AZARA, Jan 21: Problem is another me for Chokordou in Kmarup (M), famous for being a game reserve back in the day. The area is on the outskirts of Guwahati.
Located in the south of Deepor Beel on the foot of Chokordou Hill, the area is predomited by Karbis. One of the reasons behind the underdevelopment of the area is improper implementation of development schemes.
On health services, the condition of health sub-centre there wears a ramshackle look. It is under the 30-bed Azara Community Hospital. It is being run by two nurses. This makes people of the area take patients to Azara for treatment. Had there been doctors at the health sub-centre at Chokordou, the poor people of the locality could have saved money. Deployment of doctors is one of the demands from the residents of Chokordou.
Chokordou got a veteriry hospital way back in 1981. It did benefitted the residents of Chokordou, Matia, Deosotal, Pamohi, Kalitapara etc., areas back in the day. However, now the veteriry hospital is in a pathetic state. It has no veteriry doctors. Demand from the local people is development of the veteriry hospital and deployment of veteriry doctors in it.
Transportation is a problem that affects them badly even as the area is well connected with NH-37 and Rani NEC Road. The problem arises from the fact that the link road from Pamohi-NH 37 is only used for vehicles bound for the Airport, not for public buses. Office goers, students and others who have to go out every day from the areas have to face untold sufferings. In 2013 ASTC did start plying of buses to Chhaygaon via Chokordou from Khapara. However, that bus service stopped after a few days. The government scheme for plying of buses from ISBT to the Airport through Chokordou has not been implemented as yet. As though all these are not enough for the local people, wild elephants do frequent the area on their way to Deepor Beel for aquatics, a sport pachyderms are very fond of. Affected the worst in it are the local people whose crops and huts are damaged.