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HOME AGAIN: Akbar Pasha, his wife Parveen Taj and one of their sons, after their thatched hut was demolished.
HOME AGAIN: Akbar Pasha, his wife Parveen Taj and one of their sons, after their thatched hut was demolished.

Staff Correspondent

Akbar Pasha of Ragimuddanahalli will have a concrete structure now

MYSORE: Akbar Pasha of Ragimuddanahalli, whose thatched hut was removed to facilitate the landing of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s helicopter during his visit to Baby Muth in Pandavapura taluk on August 4, will be getting a concrete structure soon, thanks to the initiative taken by Mr. Yeddyurappa.

Mandya district administration has taken steps to rehabilitate Akbar Pasha, and it will construct a concrete structure with the help of Nirmiti Kendra at a cost of Rs. 40,000 under the Ashraya Scheme for him.

The district administration authorities were forced to remove the thatched hut of Akbar Pasha, as they felt that the weak structure could not to withstand the strong air pressure of the helicopter’s rotors during landing.

The authorities, who assured Akbar Pasha of rebuilding his hut after the Chief Minister’s visit, could not keep their promise for various reasons.

Except a local leader paying Akbar Pasha Rs. 1,000 to rebuild his life, none came to his rescue. With no place to live, Akbar Pasha had to brave scorching heat during the day and torrential rain during night for several days. Later, with his own resources he constructed a makeshift tent and started living there.

However, the district administration asked the assistant commissioner, Pandavapur Sub-Division, and the tahsildar of Pandavapura to submit a detailed report in the matter following directions from the Chief Minister.

The assistant commissioner submitted a report on August 29 to the Deputy Commissioner stating that the Gummanahalli Gram Panchayat had allotted a site under the Ashraya Scheme to Akbar Pasha. Following this, Akbar Pasha, constructed a hut with bamboo and other material.

In-charge Deputy Commissioner Putta Maadappa then discussed the issue with Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayat Rabeendra and initiated action to construct a concrete structure for Akbar Pasha. It is coming up with the help of Nirmiti Kendra at a cost of Rs. 40,000, a release from the Deputy Commissioner said.

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