Villagers Return Ration Cards Demanding Basic Amenities

Published: 04th February 2014 12:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2014 12:10 PM   |  A+A-

B Residents of E Perumal-patti village submitted their ration cards to the district collector at the grievance day meeting here on Monday condemning the administra-tion for not improving basic amenities in their village.They said that the district administration had failed in improving basic facilities such as sewerage, drinking water and road facilities in the village.

R Selvam, district secretary, Adithamilar Pera-vai, said, “Despite submit-ting petitions to the authori-ties, they never bothered to solve our problems.” After listening to their grievances, the collector L Subramanian assured them of steps to improve basic amenities in their village within a week’s time.

Residents Demand PDS OutletResidents of Aattukulam village submitted their ration cards to the District Collector at the grievance day meeting here condemning delay in setting up a subsidiary ration outlet in their village.Over 50 women from Aat-tukulam condemned the district administration for making them travel 1.7 km to buy essential commodities from a ration shop located far from their village.N Sonaipandi, president of Aattukulam panchayat, said that the district collector had passed orders to start a ra-tion shop at Aattukulam on February 14, 2012, after six years of repeated pleas.

But even after a year, the officials have not taken steps to open the shop in the village, he said.“We have sent petitions to various officials including chief minister’s office in this regard, but to no avail,” he added. After listening to their grievance, Revenue Divi-sional Officer Arumugam assured them of action in a week’s time.

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