Kamar tribe not on ‘radar’ of development!

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2017 10:13:20


Our Correspondent,


DESPITE several development projects launched for improving the life of primitive tribes in State, the Kamar tribe at Mainpur block in district is still deprived of basic facilities. ariaband is one of the tribal dominated districts in State. There are several people belonging to Kamar tribe living in different villages of this district.

Though, the government claims to have launched several beneficiary schemes and development projects to improve their living standards and connect them with mainstream of development, the real picture is totally different. Villages where these Kamar tribe live do not have even basic amenities.

The tribe people are forced to travel several kilometres to get medical facilities as there is no hospital near to their place. Small culverts washed away in rains due to which the tribes get disconnected from where they get things for their necessities. There is no access to roads owing to which students are forced to risk their lives while crossing river on foot for reaching school.

Several years ago, the administration had started constructing an overbridge, connecting Kulhadighat to Khariyar, but construction work is yet not completed. The government had also sanctioned Rs 13.03 crore and construction work was to be completed by December 2016. But even after passing ten months, only 40 per cent work of bridge is completed. Looking at the snail’s pace of work, it seems it would take three more years for completing the construction work.

Some villagers informed that dozens of villages including Jadapadar, Naumudha, Ganga-Jamuna, Mudhapara, Gaddhabhatha, Mauhabhatha, Lalpathra, Jidhar, Tuhameta, Khajrayan, Bhalukona, Konari, Naripani, Kawaraama, Chalkipara, Chilharpara, Rajpur, Kulhadighat, Besrajhar, Gaurmudtarajhar, Bhaludiggi, Matal and others turned into island and surrounded with water during monsoon.

When contacted, Mahasamund Member of Parliament Chandulal Sahu said that soon he would chair a meeting with the officials and review the construction work. Action will be taken against those officials found responsible behind delay in development projects, said Sahu.“Construction of bridge is not completed due to heavy rains in monsoon,” said Bridge Corporation Sub -Divisional Officer Indraj.