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Tribals in Orissa village demanding construction of roads to nearby towns

Bhubaneshwar , Sun, 03 Apr 2011 ANI

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 3(ANI): Tribals residing in Kaneda village of Maoist-affected Gajapati district in Orissa are demanding construction of a road to connect them to the nearby towns and cities.


Jaganath, a local, said that the local authorities have taken no steps, despite of being reminding the problem several times.


"At least people from five villages are depending on this culvert to go to the district headquarters. We are facing problems. We had attracted the attention of the administration to repair the culvert several times but of no use. Now we are also requesting to the government," Jaganath said.


Residents of the area have no proper access to the road as they live in a hilly terrain, which is water-locked.


Meanwhile, Laxmidhar Nayak, executive engineer for rural and works division, said that it is only a temporary problem and will be solved very soon.


"For this road survey work is going on and almost of it is been completed the DPRs (Detailed Project Reports) round of preparation. This road will taken up under PMGC (Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna) scheme and will be constructed very recently after calling tenders and observing all cordial formalities," Nayak said.


Kaneda is a largely neglected area with regard to development plans by the government and increasing violence by Maoists. (ANI)


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