Women plant saplings in protest over muddy road

Womenfolk of Adgaon in Bargarh Sadar block on Thursday transplanted paddy saplings on a road to draw attention of the district administration to the pitiable condition of their village road.

Published: 29th July 2017 02:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2017 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BARGARH:Womenfolk of Adgaon in Bargarh Sadar block on Thursday transplanted paddy saplings on a road to draw attention of the district administration to the pitiable condition of their village road.
The village, located 12.5 km from the district headquarters, also houses the gram panchayat office. One has to travel 10 km on road connecting Bargarh with Bheden block and then take a turn and travel for another 2.5 km on kutcha road to reach the village. The road is also used to reach Kandumunda village under Tora panchayat. But the road is in such a poor condition that villagers think twice before using it. It is not possible to even walk on the the road, said villagers.

Things get worse when one has to admit patients to the District Headquarters Hospital or go to schools and market at Bargarh town.Although the villagers have been repeatedly petitioning the authorities and the elected representatives in this regard, it has failed to move them. With no other way out, the women  transplanted saplings on the road to register their protest. Since the road is muddy resembling a farm land, they decided to plant paddy saplings to mark their protest, said a woman.
They said they would intensify their stir if the district administration fails to take any steps. Efforts to contact the Block Development Officer proved futile.

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