Displaced yet to get their housesDH News service, Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Karwar: Though the monsoon season has entered the district, it has failed to bring cheer among the displaced. Reason, the displaced are still waiting anxiously to enter their new houses, which the State Government had assured of completing the project much earlier.
It may be recalled that under of families residing at Zariwad in the taluk were rendered homeless after land slide during the moth of October, 2009. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa who had visited the spot had assured to constructing new houses for the displaced at a higher and safer place. Though eight months have rolled down, the housing project is yet to be completed.
Now, gruel centres and relatives house are the only places where the displaced are residing.
During the initial stage, the State Government had identified three acre land at Bekkinkere to construct houses for the displaced.
Nearly, 50 houses would be built by the government in association with Seva Bharathi Prathisthana. District In-Charge Minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has laid foundation stone for the same on November 13 and assured of completing the project before May 15.
However, the promises made by the elected representatives have remained in papers and far for implementation.
Speaking to reporters the displaced expressed their ire against the officials concerned and elected representatives alleging that they have keep up to their promises made earlier.
They said, the monsoon has entered the district which has halted the construction work. Hence, the displace4d are forced to continue living in gruel centres and relatives house, till rains stop.
Now, the responsibility lies with the district administration to make draconian effort to complete the project within stipulated time, said a few.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald