VELLORE: Several women and young girls of Kuppam village gathered in the Vellore Collectorate with empty pots to air their anguish against non-availability of drinking water and lack of basic amenities in the village.
They petitioned the district administration with these issue during the Monday Public Grievance Day Meeting held today at the Collectorate premises.
There are over 700 families in the village and even though good water-source is available in the village, poor administration is depriving them of drinking water and other basic needs, said a group of youth and women.
“No development work has been taken up in the panchayat in the last few years. The roads are in bad shape and there are no street-lights. We are living in an unhygienic environment. We approached the panchayat president Dhakshinamurthy and urged him to address the issues, but all in vain,” said Muniyan, one of the villagers.
According to the villagers the panchayat president shrugged off the issues and said that only `80 was available in the panchayat’s general fund. The residents of other villages and hamlets in the panchayat were also facing similar problems.
The villagers pleaded with the officials to take measures to address the issues and ensure basic amenities to them.