Village administration goes haywire in Karimnagar

Published: 20th May 2013 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2013 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

With the absence of elected bodies over the past two years, village administration has gone haywire. Several villages in the district have been left hapless with paucity of funds as the Centre has made it clear that rules do not allow it to sanction funds to the village panchayats without an elected body.With the announcement by the government that panchayat elections would be conducted soon, Express visited a village to find out the woes of the people there for in the past two years in absence of an elected body.People of Seetharampur village, just 5 km from the district headquarters, bemoaned lack of proper drainage system in the village. ‘’Sanitation is a long-pending problem of the village. The file on this issue is pending with the special officer for long,’’ village elders said. When contacted, the Seetharampur village special officer and Karimangar Tahsiladar Venkatesh said there was no delay in the release of funds. He admitted that the drainage work was yet to be taken up, as only estimates for the purpose were completed till now.

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