Karwar: Chaos prevailed at the “Janaspandana” programme arranged by the Joida taluk authorities on Saturday.

The programme, which was to be held at Terali village near Kumbarwada, was shifted to Mudiya without informing the people.

Nearly 500 people from Terali and surrounding areas waiting for the officials to convey their grievances had to return after a long wait. for the officials. At Mudiya, only 25 people participated in the programme. People said the meeting was hurriedly arranged at Mudiya and many were not aware of the meeting. When contacted, the officials concerned said that they changed the venue because of rain.

Digambar Desai, former president of Nagoda Gram panchayat, said the purpose of the meeting was defeated as people could not make it.