FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Silchar, Nov 6: The conditions of roads including the tiol highway 37 in Binkandie development block have become deplorable due to lack of repair and maintence for a long time. The common people of the area particularly the senior citizens, patients, women and school and college going children have through immense hardships. Besides, there are three PHE plants in Binkandie tea garden area which are out of order due to iction on part of the authorities concerned.
The deputy inspector of schools of Binkandie has not taken any action against the LP schools in which the daily classes are being run by proxy teachers despite repeated reminders. There are neither doctors nor medicines available for emergency cases in the Binkandie tea garden hospital. The hospital even does not have ambulance facility for emergency medical cases. The public health centre (PHC) in Chotomamda, which was established around 20 years ago, is not functioning properly due to lack of medical staff and supply of essential medicines supply.
The aggrieved people of the area have to go through a lot of hardships due to lack of sufficient healthcare facilities. The funds sanctioned under PMGSY scheme for construction of the only connecting road from Khalkuri to Hatikuri chghar has been misappropriated by corrupt bureaucrats and a certain section of unscrupulous political leaders. Besides though there is a PHE plant in Chotomamda, the tea garden workers and labourers have been denied potable water who have stated that they should procure water from the concerned tea garden.
In many villages under the Binkandie block including Gokulgar and Roytilla among others there are no concrete roads, PHE plant and power supply among neither other basic amenities nor the areas have been included under any welfare scheme by the government for improvement in the living standards of the residents. Besides though funds have sanctioned for road construction under PMGHY scheme in Boali and Chanjoor area but the funds have been misappropriated.
These were among the points stated in a memorandum submitted, through TTD Daulagopu, SDO (Civil), Lakhipur, to the governor of assam by leaders and members of BJP Binkandie block mandal committee recently. Prior to submitting the memorandum, the members also held an agitation in front of the office of the sub-divisiol officer. Ree Singh, senior BJP functiory, said the condition of road connecting Machkhal PHE to Machkhal Khasia Punji is in a deplorable state but the authorities concerned have not taken any action in this regard. She alleged that the contractors and department officials have misappropriated the funds allocated for the areas’ road construction projects by providing forge bills.
The existing PHE water plant in Changjur Bagan under Binkandie block has become defunct due to lack of maintence by the authorities concerned which is causing a lot of hardships to the people of the area. Till date no electrification projects have been initiated in the densely populated Tilabosti and Dilkhush area. The agitating members further said there are 3 PHE plants in Pabda GP which are out of order for a long time.
The road project sanctioned for connecting Tilka chghar with Binkandie Tea Estate has not yet been completed. Besides, two bridges connecting Pabda with Tilka have been left incomplete. The same is the case for the project connecting Anuarpur with Hazarigram. In Binkandie ferry-ghat, there are no public ferries, the people have to travel to and fro by using private transport at very high expense. There is rampant corruption in each and every department of the Binkandie development block.
The agitating activists said that the people residing in Binkandie development block under Lakhipur subdivision have to go through a lot of hardships due to the above mentioned problems. Despite of repeated reminders, the authorities concerned have failed to take any positive steps to solve the issues. They urged upon the Governor of Assam to intervene into the matter and take necessary steps to solve the problems and provide solution to the aggrieved citizens of the area. The memorandum was signed by Jaharlal Ghosh, president, Ri Singh, Helen Babu Sinha, Bidyapati Sinha among others.